The wrestling world is uniting to help normalize the conversation about mental health.
Trish Stratus, Chris Jericho, Mick Foley, Kurt Angle, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Psycho Clown, Gail Kim, Lilian Garcia, various wrestling promotions, and many more are coming together for "Tag Me In," a new initiative to help normalize the conversation around mental health in the wrestling world.
From Tag Me In:
Our Mission: unite to break the stigma and normalize a conversation around mental health.
Our goal is to empower people to advocate for themselves and support others in doing the same.
Professional wrestlers from around the world unite to break the stigma and normalize a conversation around mental health. Our goal is to empower people to advocate for themselves and support others in doing the same. #TagMeInUnited #TagMeIn— Tag Me In United (@tagmeinunited) October 8, 2021
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“We’re here to open up the conversation,” Stratus told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “This is a place of comfort and a place to feel safe, and it’s so nice to have someone else who can relate. Our Monday night drives were cathartic and so meaningful for my mental health. Having someone support and understand you, that is so important. It helps you realize you’re not alone, and that’s what Lilian [Garcia] did for me. It’s O.K. to realize you’re not perfect. It’s O.K. to feel crappy about something. And it’s wonderful to be able to share it with someone. That was vital for us.”
Garcia said, “We want to tag in everyone. The pandemic has turned the world upside down, but I try to find a silver lining in everything. And the silver lining here is that it’s time to come together. That’s how we heal. So let’s make this a way to extend our hand and tag people in. All of us are going through life for the very first time, so let’s lean on each other to get through it.
“And the great thing about this is you can pick your extended family. Trish isn’t blood, but she’s my sister. Even if you don’t have close family members, you can choose your extended family, and that is great to your mental health.”
You can learn more about Tag Me In by clicking here.