UCLA College Students are Battling Stigma

A group of UCLA undergraduate students have come together to found “All of Us: A Campaign to Rethink Mental Health” with the goal of educating others about mental illness. The group hopes to eradicate stigma that surrounds those with mental health challenges through its #ENDTHESTIGMA photo series, which depicts real students living with mental illness.

All of Us

These black and white photos show students with a hand over their mouth and a comment they have felt stigmatized by when reaching out for help. Those dealing with a mental health challenge often hesitate to seek help because they feel stigma from others. “All of Us” seeks to end that stigma and open doors for those struggling to find a solution.

“All of Us” co-founder and fourth year UCLA student Savannah Badalich wrote in an email to Buzzfeed: “The statements were meant to highlight how subtle yet hurtful these comments can be, how they can silence individuals, and, worse, how they can prevent those struggling from seeking future support or counseling.”

To find out more information about “All of Us” workshops and events and other mental health resources, visit them online here: http://allofus.care

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