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Do's and Don'ts for Communicating about Psychological Health

This vertical flyer shares Do’s and Don’ts for communicating about psychological health.
The flyer’s top banner is black and white and has a photo of male and female Service Members huddling. Most of the Members are facing away from the camera except for one Service Member who faces the camera.
Directly below the top banner, the flyer shares 7 “Dos” on the left side of the flyer in green background.
The 7 “Dos” are:
Promote hope and solutions,
Provide support resources and contact information,
Uses statistics when relevant,
Highlight warning signs and risk factors,
Use people-first language,
Use positive imagery.
Check your sources.
Each of the 7 “Dos” also include subtext.
Directly opposite the “Do’s” statements is the “don’ts” on the right hand side of the flyer. The background is in red. There are 7 “don’ts”:
Focus on gaps, problems or barriers,
Assume the audience is familiar with resources,
Sensationalize,
Overgeneralize,
Use judgmental language or labels,
Use stereotypical or negative imagery,
Share unverified content.
The bottom of the flyer is a black and white banner with help resources.

Facebook:

Curious about how to discuss mental health with your friends and loved ones? Follow @RealWarriors for some Do’s and Don’ts.

#RealWarriors
#MentalHealthIsHealth

Instagram/Threads:

Curious about how to discuss mental health with your friends and loved ones? Follow @RealWarriorsCampaign for some Do’s and Don’ts.

#RealWarriors
#MentalHealthIsHealth

Twitter/X:

Looking for tips on how to discuss mental health with the people in your life? Follow these Do’s and Don’ts from @RealWarriors to learn how to safely discuss mental health.

#RealWarriors
#MentalHealthIsHealth

LinkedIn:

Unsure what to say about mental health when talking with others? Follow these Do’s and Don’ts to get the conversation started. Real Warriors Campaign provides resources for the mental health of active duty members, veterans, and military families. Visit health.mil/RealWarriors.

#RealWarriors #MentalHealthIsHealth

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This vertical flyer shares Do’s and Don’ts for communicating about psychological health.

The flyer’s top banner is black and white and has a photo of male and female Service Members huddling. Most of the Members are facing away from the camera except for one Service Member who faces the camera.

Directly below the top banner, the flyer shares 7 “Dos” on the left side of the flyer in green background.

The 7 “Dos” are:

  • Promote hope and solutions
  • Provide support resources and contact information
  • Uses statistics when relevant
  • Highlight warning signs and risk factors
  • Use people-first language
  • Use positive imagery
  • Check your sources

Each of the 7 “Dos” also include subtext.

Directly opposite the “Do’s” statements is the “Don’ts” on the right hand side of the flyer. The background is in red. There are 7 “Don’ts”:

  • Focus on gaps, problems, or barriers
  • Assume the audience is familiar with resources
  • Sensationalize
  • Overgeneralize
  • Use judgmental language or labels
  • Use stereotypical or negative imagery
  • Share unverified content

The bottom of the flyer is a black and white banner with help resources.

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Last Updated: February 22, 2024
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