It’s always a good day to have a good day, and some artists in the country music community are bringing awareness to a special initiative on World Mental Health Day.
The World Health Organization is highlighting the importance of taking care of one’s mental health on October 10. While millions of people around the world focus in on making the mind a priority, country stars like Michael Ray are doing the same.
Ray hopped on his Instagram profile to post a video about the importance of mental health, and reminded fans that it’s OK to ask for help and seek the guidance of others in times of need.
“I just want to encourage you all to know that we are all in this together. And we are all facing different hardships, different roads. But we are all in this together as one. So please talk to your friends, talk to your family, talk to a stranger, call a hotline. We are in this together and we will face this together. Be strong,” Ray said in the powerful video message.
Country singer and ‘This Is Us’ star Chrissy Metz shared a few notes from one of her favorite Instagram accounts that supports those dealing with mental health struggles to let fans know they are not alone in the fight.
“Remember that today and every day, YOU are so loved,” she captioned the post, along with the hashtag, #FeelGood.
Some of the notes included in Metz’s post encourage people to be grateful for friends and loved ones and to allow yourself to feel everything you feel without judgement or fear of losing faith.
Tribe Kelley, a clothing and lifestyle brand created by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Brittany Kelley, reminded everyone to reach out to the people they love and check on those who matter to you and those who may be going through hard times.
Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground tweeted about the commemorative day with a message of understanding and acceptance for everyone who deals with mental health and the wellbeing of veterans.
“Mental health is real, it’s complex, and it’s important. Check on yourself, check on a friend, and know you’re not alone,” the organization said.
The World Health Organization has spearheaded a campaign in support of World Mental Health Day. If you or anyone you know is in immediate need of help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255 to talk to a crisis worker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week .