Oprah: We Need To Start Talking About Mental Health Now!


The February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine hits newsstands nationwide January 12th with Oprah glowing in a monochromatic golden palette. This issue is the first installment of a three-part series focusing on a subject too often misunderstood: mental illness. Oprah and her editorial team are starting a conversation about anxiety, depression, help and hope, letting readers know they are not alone.

Oprah on why we need to start talking about mental health:
“We need to start talking, and we need to start now…changing the way we think about mental illness starts with each one of us. . . .The only real shame is on us for not being willing to speak openly. ”

Her views on how mental illness is perceived in our culture:
“So many people live in shame, hiding their struggles, not seeking help. We, as a culture, have not fully acknowledged how much help is needed.”

I agree! So many people struggle in silence. If anyone can bring a topic to the surface, it’s Oprah!

Image/story via O Magazine


  1. This is definitely a subject that needs to be brought out in the open. Too many people suffer in silence–even the insurance companies try not to pay for care-or at least not long enough to really help the person. And if anyone can get it out there it is Oprah.

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