Throughout the United States, communities celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week from October 2nd-8th. Thanks to the efforts of the World Federation for Mental Health, the global community will unite on October 10th to observe World …Read more »
I knew then, I mean it was very clear that someday I would be back to do something about this and change it for others that followed. Sally & Jay
I think it’s important that every parent does or do as much as they can for their own child and go beyond the stigmas that have been created by society, your culture or your own families. Lila
Knowing my authentic self and being proud to share with the world who I truly am, this is the ultimate freedom for me. Michael B.
Absolutely don’t quit, don’t give up, don’t take no for an answer. Belinda
When I see people, I see this look on their face when they hear more about culture, they hear more about the history, they can accept themselves. Janet
I think definitely by sharing your story, whether they’re people of color or just anybody in general, that this is not a life sentence. I think when we share our personal stories we give hope. Keris
I think anybody can push through. I’m not saying it’s the fun road. Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length. Alexandra
One thing about stigma is that it says you can’t do anything because you have a mental illness, that’s a lie. That’s only true if you let it be true. Daniel
Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for mental health supporters and organizations to raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental health challenges. This week, we heard from supporters across the country who submitted pledges …Read more »
Much of the buzz surrounding Bruce Springsteen’s new memoir Born to Run has been about the rock star’s disclosure of his long history of depression, which, to many, was a surprise.Read more »
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To keep volunteering with Mental Health Support Groups. - MaryL
By praying, loving, caring, supporting my son who has brain disorder. By going back to school to further my education to know more about on how I can continue help and understand and support him in ways I can. - Judy
To speak opening and honestly about mental health to family, friends, and the seniors I serve to access the care they need with dignity and love---free from shame or stigma. - Natalia Molina, M.P.H.
To continue to educate all on the facts of Mental Illness - a real physiological d/o like any other - (my Soapbox) and continue to encourage others to stay on their meds and therapy! - Psych Nurse
As a licensed therapist, to continue to assist those in need of help, and informing families about mental health to reduce stigma. - Catlmft