What is your pathway for healing?

What is your pathway for healing?

When it comes to mental health, there’s no “one size fits all” approach to healing. Everyone has their own story, with a unique combination of values, beliefs, challenges, thoughts, and goals.

Because every person is unique, so are our pathways for healing.

For some, “healing” means taking time every day to meditate. That’s how they achieve a sense of well-being, managing stress and establishing calm.

For others, “healing” means walking the dog, going for a swim, or singing in the shower. 

What is your pathway for healing? What do you do to take care of your mental health and well-being? 

This Mental Health Awareness Month 2024, join us as we raise awareness about the importance of prioritizing your mental health. If you are comfortable sharing your own pathway for healing, please tell us your story by posting a short video or post to your social media using the hashtag #PathwaysforHealing.

Sample messaging you can use

Your post or video about your #PathwaysForHealing will help build spaces where talking about mental health is the norm. You are inviting others to consider their own ways of  healing and learn more about themselves. 

And you’re letting them know that it’s okay to feel what they’re feeling—no matter what that might be. 

Our pathways for healing are unique, but we can heal together. 

Here is some example messaging you can adapt in a video or written post:

  • It’s okay to not feel okay. 
  • Hi, I’m [your name]. 
  • When I’m not doing okay, I feel [how you feel: I feel tired, anxious, afraid, irritable, I sleep all day, etc.] 
  • To feel better, I [what you do: I call my best friend, play soccer, dance, meditate, etc.]. 
  • When I need help, I ask [who you talk to: my mother, best friend, neighbor].
  • What is your pathway for healing? Join me in sharing your story, so we can heal together.

Here is post copy you could adapt or share, followed by downloadable graphics you can use: 

This #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, I’m joining @GlasswingI to spread the word about the importance of mental health, well-being, and caring for ourselves and those we love. We believe it’s critical to take the lead in creating our own pathways to healing. This is how we invest in our future. Join us, and share your Pathways for Healing!

#PathwaysForHealing #mentalhealth

Please be sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook—we would love to hear your story.

About Pathways for Healing

Pathways for Healing is Glasswing International’s digital campaign designed to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and well-being.

Now in its second year, the campaign aims to:

  • Increase emotional self-awareness in individuals and advocate for self-care
  • Support people as they learn about various coping strategies for healing
  • Build social support and reduce stigma and isolation around mental health

For people and communities burdened by stress and traumatic events, your efforts could open up new pathways. That is especially the case for those with little or no access to care or support.

Last year’s #PathwaysForHealing campaign featured Glasswing community members and influencers who shared about emotional experiences and what they did to heal. We were inspired by everyone’s stories and openness.

Glasswing’s Mental Health Conference

#PathwaysForHealing originated in Glasswing’s belief that everyone, everywhere deserves access to mental health support.

On May 30, 2024, we will come together with others who share that belief at our annual Mental Health Conference.

This virtual conference, co-hosted by Glasswing in collaboration with USAID and Catalyst 2030, brings together a network of change-makers, experts, researchers, policymakers, and advocates. This is an opportunity to explore new paths and solutions to today’s mental health challenges, discover resources and skills, and connect with global pioneers in the field. 

Sessions will be in English with simultaneous live Spanish translations.

During last year’s conference, more than 900 registrants came together to listen to thoughtful discussions among over 45 experts.

Mental health and mindfulness exercises and resources

Even though every pathway to healing is unique, there are tools, techniques, and resources available that can often be helpful. Below are some that you may wish to try.

Apps & videos

Glasswing mindfulness videos (in Spanish)

Additional resources

Learn more about Glasswing’s ongoing work in mental health.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please reach out for help. 

Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer crisis counselor. 

With Trevor Project, connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the US.

In Latin America, connect with online support through Terapify.