Feeling sad? Anxious? Stressed? Whatever’s bothering you, we believe you should let go of the idea that you have to put on a straight face and be okay—and finally start acknowledging whatever state of mind you’re in. Since 1994, we’ve celebrated National Mental Health Week during the second week of October to coincide with World Health Day, held every 10th of October, making this the perfect time to allow yourself to talk about whatever’s bothering you—whether to a friend, a family member, or even a professional (trust us, we’re not judging). Don’t know where to start? Give the Philippine Mental Health Association a call at (02) 921 4958 to 59.