Mental Health America is praising BTS fans for promoting mental health awareness, following ARMY‘s participation in Minority Mental Health Month.
Throughout July, Mental Health America is seeking to draw attention to mental health, especially issues among minorities, in order to open minds and raise awareness.
July is #MinorityMentalHealth Month and you can help shed light on the way that diverse communities perceive, narrate, communicate, and address #mentalhealth and #mentalillness through #MyStoryMyWay: https://t.co/BCH4bQcta2 pic.twitter.com/modl9XIBZp
— MentalHealthAmerica (@MentalHealthAm) July 1, 2018
BTS has never shied away from discussing mental health and other tough topics in their music. Songs like “Tomorrow” and “Spring Day” have given many listeners the strength, comfort, and hope needed to make it through their darkest times.
The members themselves have been open about their struggles, to let fans know that they are not alone in their fight.
In particular, Suga‘s solo work as Agust D has revealed his inner battles. His song “The Last” delves into mental health issues like depression, social phobia, and seeking help.
Mental Health America is promoting mental health awareness through the #MinorityMentalHealth and #ICanWithSchizophrenia hashtags. BTS fans jumped on this bandwagon soon after Janssen, a large pharmaceutical company, promised to donate $1 to Mental Health America for every retweet.
Retweet to help share stories of personal achievement! For each RT of Tanara’s #ICanWithSchizophrenia story, we’ll donate $1 to @MentalHealthAm help connect individuals living with schizophrenia & other mental illnesses to important resources (min. $10K, max. $30K; thru 7/31) pic.twitter.com/WkrtyONFd7
— JanssenUS (@JanssenUS) June 19, 2018
It’s only the second week of July, but ARMY has already retweeted the #ICanWithSchizophrenia hashtag thousands of times.
— BTS Supremacists ONLY (@JiminaaSaranghe) July 8, 2018
— SlushMcSlushy (@SlushMc) July 8, 2018
Im a huge mental health advocate…so thank you BTS for this ❤️ #ICanWithSchizophrenia
— K (@hunnykiwii) July 8, 2018
— ARMY Protection Squad (@ProtectionArmy) July 10, 2018
I am so proud to be a part of #BTSARMY and I'm proud of the power of @BTS_twt influence. My uncle suffers from Schizophrenia and I want to help others that are suffering. Let's continue to spread love and support for others💜 #ICanWithSchizophrenia
— Jyriah Loves and Adores BTS (@jyriah17) July 10, 2018
ARMY LET'S GET IT
— yoon (@dawgucci) July 8, 2018
On July 9 (aka ARMY Day), Mental Health America thanked ARMYs for their contribution, and added, “We hope [BTS] is as proud of your as we are”.
Thank you to #ARMY for your passion! We are so encouraged to see how many people from around the word are unafraid to fight in the open for #mentalhealth! 💚 We hope that @BTS_twt is as proud of you as we are. #ICanWithSchizophrenia pic.twitter.com/9I3453EbkB
— MentalHealthAmerica (@MentalHealthAm) July 9, 2018
The organization also thanked several other contributors while using a sweet Jimin gif.
— MentalHealthAmerica (@MentalHealthAm) July 10, 2018
In response to the praise, ARMYs cited BTS as their inspiration. They praised the group for speaking out about mental health in their music, and mentioned their good works.
mental health has been a topic on some of @BTS_twt songs and they are not afraid to talk about issues like this.. they are also part of the #ENDviolence campaign and their own #LoveMyself campaign together w/ UNICEF so ARMYs are always supportive with these projects 💜
— melody (@myMEhLOwDY) July 10, 2018
— Vhe 💜 (@Flicka15Vhe) July 10, 2018
No need to thank us!! Rather thank you for setting up all this up and making it possible for ppl to participate in it like us. @BTS_twt have taught us many things and one of the things is being charitable. When we have so much influence on a platform why not use it for good 🙂
— ČINA –ɞ– (@strawverrybunny) July 9, 2018
We the Army are proud of @BTS_twt . They aren't afraid to talk about mentalhealth. They are the reason why we are not afraid. They did it first and we Army follow along. Proud Army because of Proud BTS. Thanks to them.
— Hello_ton (@Helloton2) July 10, 2018
This isn’t the first time ARMYs have used their massive influence to raise money for charities or advocate for those in need. They have also raised funds for animal conservation, disadvantaged children, UNICEF, and more.
Awesome work, ARMY! We’re proud of you too!