BBC 3's #1in4 campaign helps bring awareness to the realities of mental health issues.
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) April 18, 2017
The #1in4 campaign was created by the BBC3, a British television channel operated by the BBC. This campaign is to raise awareness for mental health issues by pointing out the reality that 1 in 4 people in the US and Britain will be affected by mental health issues over the course of a year. That reality means that either ourselves or at least someone we know will be affected by mental health issues.
#1in4 hopes to help bring discussions about mental health issues out of the shadows and break the stigmas associated with it. Many who are affected by mental health issues do not seek the treatment they need due to the perceived views towards those with mental health issues.
Celebrities such as Tom Hardy, Ella-Rae Smith, Zawe Ashton, Sarah Silverman, Russell Brand, Kristen Bell and many others have joined in this campaign by posting selfies to their Instagram holding up 4 fingers to symbolize the 1 in 4 who will have mental health issues. It is always great to see celebrities use their popularity to help bring issues to the forefront of culture, especially ones like this that are seldom discussed.
Post your own #1in4 selfie to show support for this great hashtag campaign!
— Ella-Rae Smith (@ellaraeks) April 24, 2017
#1in4 of us will experience mental health issues.Along with many others,I’m supporting @bbcthree to lend my voice to help fight the stigma✊? pic.twitter.com/aHX1TTYzIH
— Zawe Ashton (@ZaweAshton) April 23, 2017
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) April 19, 2017
#1in4 of us will experience mental health issues. Don’t ignore your symptoms. I’m helping @bbcthree to encourage everyone to talk w/o shame. pic.twitter.com/Z2vCVFhzRl
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) April 20, 2017
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) April 20, 2017