MARCH IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH IN THE DRAG RACING COMMUNITY...


Posted by: lovely in MyBlog on Mar 13, 2017

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Today we're continuing our important public service campaign here at Drag Racing Underground. We declare that March is now officially Mental Health Month for both the national and international drag racing community. This is a campaign that we first initiated in 2016, and we figure that since it was such a significant success last year, we're bringing it back for 2017... March is a month to begin reaching out to those in the drag racing community who are dealing with debilitating issues related to mental health. Public awareness of this all-too-often ignored issue (or "swept under the rug" issue to be more direct) is absolutely necessary in order to aggressively take on this ongoing problem, and collectively work in a positive direction to make it better. We all need to show supportive concern for those individuals battling mental health related issues, and we also need to be supportive of their family members, who are affected by the so-called "rippling effect" that the illness frequently incurs within the immediate family unit. Openly moving towards understanding and properly treating mental illness can only strengthen the collective spirit and intertwining relationship bonds among us all. There needs to be an intellectual dialogue about this subject in our drag racing community, and not just one month out of the year-- Mental Health needs to be respectfully addressed all year long. And we need to exercise a far more benevolent approach to dealing with those afflicted with mental illness. We need to aggressively seek out the resources necessary to make a difference. It's my opinion that most drag racing folks are generally good people, and I'm hopeful that this message will resonate among our community and have a positive impact. And I can guarantee you that if we tackle the issue of mental health in the drag racing world, it will have long range benefits in curbing the ugly epidemic of online bullying that we see on the drag racing internet, because all the mental health experts that I've spoken to over the years strongly agree that most of the people who persistently bully on the internet do indeed suffer from some form of mental illness. Talk about it with your family and peers. Get comfortable discussing mental health. C'mon, people, let's do this right...

 

 

Drag Racing Underground announces March is now officially Mental Health Month in the drag racing community