I have depression. I have family that battles depression.
Start the conversation.
I have taken the pledge to stand up against the stigma of mental illness!
And you can, too.
Bring Change 2 Mind is a non-profit organization working to end the stigma and discrimination of mental illnesses by distributing public educational materials and encouraging people to talk about mental illness.
But what is stigma?
According to BC2M’s website, stigma is “a collection of adverse and unfair beliefs. The stigma around mental health most often leads to the inaccurate and hurtful objectification of people as dangerous and incompetent. The shame and isolation associated with stigma prevent people from seeking the help necessary to live healthy and full lives.”
People need your help. You may even have family that needs your help.
Be a part of the change and take the pledge, too.
Check out BC2M’s resource page for more specific guides and references.
If you feel that you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).