Bravo to Logan Airport, McLean Hospital, and the collaborating mental health advocacy groups that created the approach and display. It certainly is not the typical holiday decorative display. We know that mental health challenges are not restricted to any particular time of year or any particular group. Just like other health challenges, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc. can affect anyone anytime. We know that early identification, intervention, and treatment can make the positive difference in someone’s life. Research shows us that treatment, including medication, works.
There should be no barriers to treatment and no stigma. By raising strong voices, acknowledging mental illness, we can make a difference and save lives.