don’t panic button, #dontpanicbutton

I’m a total Zoella fan, so some days ago i was watching her daily vlog and i saw her sporting red buttons and heard her speech about her campaign for #dontpanicbutton.

Zoe suffers from panic attacks and she is open hearted about it on her blog and on her channel.

I think her position in this subject is really helpful and this campaign is such a good idea!

This week Zoe will launch the initiative #DontPanicButton, supported by Mind. The campaign will shift the concept of a panic button, making it a sign of positivity and a symbol of support for anyone experiencing anxiety. Zoe will ask those who battle anxiety, as well as their loved ones, to find and wear a red button as a mark of solidarity. Wearers are encouraged to upload a photo of them sporting their buttons using the hashtag #DontPanicButton to increase awareness and help others know that they are not alone.

Zoe says:

I know just how isolating it can feel to experience severe anxiety. However, the overwhelming response I’ve received every time I’ve spoken out online, shows just how many young people confront it every day.

I am passionate about the need for everyone to feel ok to speak out, to talk to friends and family about what they’re going through, to ask for help.  That’s why I’m thrilled to be taking on my new role as Digital Ambassador at Mind. It’s an opportunity to raise further awareness and to work with a charity I love.

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