Rounding Out Mental Health Awareness Month With A Pledge To My Friends At NAMI

Hello Recovery Friends and Welcome All!

 

Since May has about a week left of the month, I wanted to share a special post, courtesy of all the good friends at NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness. They have a campaign going on to help stamp out STIGMA in this country, and for those of us who have mental illness. So here is more information about it, and how you can help us in this fight!! Stigma is still a very big problem in America, and abroad. So it’s time to talk about it and shatter STIGMA together! Thanks.

#IAmStigmaFree

by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

By taking the pledge you will also receive periodic updates on the stigmafree campaign.

Companies and organizations interested in signing up to be stigmafree can contact us to learn more and allow us to tailor the partnership to meet their unique needs

– See more at: http://www.nami.org/stigmafree#sthash.iyKlLNU5.dpuf
You can help raise awareness for mental health issues by taking the stigma free pledge and show your support for #IAmStigmaFree on thunderclap.

 


I just signed the pledge!

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

Help NAMI replace stigma with hope. Learn more about how you can help by taking the pledge to bring understanding and education to others.

To join the movement, go to NAMI.org and take the pledge to be stigma free by:

  1. Learning about mental health—educating yourself and others;
  2. Seeing the person not the illness—striving to listen, understanding and telling my own story; and
  3. Taking action—spreading the word, raising awareness and making a difference.

stigmaFree Pledge

Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues. Take the pledge and learn about other ways you can show your support through Mental Health Month.

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-See more at: http://www.nami.org/stigmafree#sthash.iyKlLNU5.dpuf

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Rounding Out Mental Health Awareness Month With A Pledge To My Friends At NAMI

  1. Cool movement you have here, Catherine! The stigma of mental illness has been a hot topic for eons! I don’t understand why we, as an intelligent species, have stigmatized mental illness. The brain, after all, is another organ in our body! Why shouldn’t it also be subject to illness like the rest of our bodies? Most mental illness, if we drill down to the organic causes, we see that most illnesses are chemical imbalances of some sort. Hormones play a huge part of that, too. So why should we stigmatize illnesses of the brain? That’s my favorite organ in the body. We know so little about it; utilize so little of it.

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    • So very true my Island Girl! Our brains are an ORGAN in our body, controlled by nerves and many chemicals. When those chemicals are depleted, or to high or to low, it IS like any other medical problem like heart disease, or being a diabetic, we may need to take medications to lead a health mental health life. A big topic now is the rise in people from addictions are now having ‘Dual Diagnosis’ like myself, living in recovery, but also being diagnosed with mental illness & disorders. We as Human Beings need to understand that many live with this problem, but we are no different than those who are not. Talking and Advocating does help break down the stigma. It is why I share a lot from NAMI, they have wonderful info on their website to help educate the public.

      Hope your enjoying your Holiday Weekend! XOXO I appreciate the visit. 🙂 *Catherine*

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