Welcome to the HealthyPlace.com Stand Up For Mental Health campaign, dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness, including self-stigma, and letting others know that talking about mental health openly is a good thing.
If you have already publicly disclosed that you have a mental illness, or you’re ready to, we hope you’ll join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Or, even if you do not have a mental health disorder but you feel stigma and discrimination are destructive and wrong, we encourage you to join us in our efforts. You can join us by displaying one of our campaign buttons on your website, blog or social site.
What is the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign About?
Why Is It Time to Stand Up for Mental Health?
Like other groups throughout history, people with a mental illness have been marginalized, discriminated against and made to feel like second class citizens. Others refused to tolerate it, why should you?
By Standing Up for Mental Health, you’ll let others know:
- There is nothing “wrong” with having a mental illness.
- People with a mental illness are not alone in what they are dealing with.
- People with a mental illness shouldn’t feel ashamed or forced to hide their mental illness symptoms and desire for effective treatment.
- Mental health stigma will no longer be tolerated.
The Idea Behind the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign
Eating disorder blogger, Jess Hudgens, shares additional details about the ideas behind the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign in this video.
Help Us Stop the Stigma
Get involved with the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign and help us stop the stigma associated with mental illness. Participation is free and easy. Just surf on over to our Grab a Button page to get your own Stand Up for Mental Health campaign button. Display it proudly on your website, blog or social media profile. Let others know you stand up for change and encourage others to stand up for change and the ability to talk openly about mental health.
When you get your button, you’ll have the option to enter your name and a link to your website, blog or social media profile. So by displaying the button, you’ll not only become part of the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign team, you’ll also get a link back to your site from the largest web-based consumer mental health information organization.
Grab a button now. There’s no need to hide.
Mental Health Stigma and a Culture of Intolerance
Why is mental health stigma so prevalent even though mental health stastistics and facts reveal that over 46 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental illness? Sadly, we live in a shameful culture that has developed a pervasive habit of intolerance toward some of its fellow citizens.
We need to: stop the stigma; stop the hate; stop the culture of intolerance.
Get Involved and Eliminate the Stigma of Mental Illness
Join our Stand Up for Mental Health campaign today and eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Live your life with an open mind and expect respect and acceptance from your fellow citizens.
“How would your life be different if…you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” ~Steve Maraboli, Life, The Truth and Being Free