After opening up about his struggle with depression in a recent video, Dan Howell has become an ambassador for the mental health charity Young Minds.
Dan‘s video covered how medication and counselling helped him in his struggle with depression. He said he made the video “in the hopes that it may help others”.
We're delighted to introduce our newest Ambassador, YouTuber @danielhowell – find out why Dan is supporting our work https://t.co/h68mqdejTH
— YoungMinds (@YoungMindsUK) October 17, 2017
Dan previously took part in Young Minds’ #helloyellow campaign on World Mental Health Day to raise money for the charity:
this is the least comfortable or true to myself i've ever felt taking a photo but it's for a good cause. today is #worldmentalhealthday and with @youngmindsuk i'm saying #helloyellow to show people aren't alone with their mental health. if you live in the u.k. and want to raise money text 'YMHY17 £3' to 70070 – i hope to search the # and see you there too!
Young Minds aims to improve the emotional health and well being of young people and children in the UK. Dan is joining a team of ambassadors that also includes X Factor‘s Lucy Spraggan and Channel 4 News‘s Cathy Newman.
More information about Young Minds and their projects can be found on their website.
Read about some of the YouTubers fighting mental health stigma, or check out our piece on the creator/viewer divide!
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