One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.
In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of #CureStigma throughout all awareness events, including Mental Health Month.
Keep Oregon Well has tools to help in creating communities of solidarity and support for people with mental health challenges. Here are some tools you can access to help promote awareness of mental health.