Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. May is known as Mental Health Awareness month, and we are working with NAMI to help “cure stigma”.
As a manufacturer of furniture for behavioral health environments, this cause is especially important to us. When speaking with behavioral health professionals we often hear of the shame, fear and silence stigma can cause, often preventing people from seeking help and treatment.
This month, in partnership with NAMI, we are spreading the word about mental health awareness and helping to cure the stigma. Partnerships such as these are a vital part of building the mental health movement. This year we’ve also donated $5000 to NAMI in an effort to help them educate individuals and educators, advocate for national public policy and lead public awareness activities such as Mental Health Awareness month and the #CureStigma campaign.
Stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence, and in some cases, even takes lives. We can #CureStigma with compassion, empathy and understanding. Take the quiz today to find out how you can #CureStigma.
The prevalence of mental health can be seen in the statistics below:
It's National Children’s #MentalHealth Awareness Day – "Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention programs can help" (via @NAMICommunicate) #mentalhealthawrenessmonth #mentalhealthmonth pic.twitter.com/TU6m0f79MV
— Stance Healthcare (@stancehealth) May 10, 2018
Stigma is toxic to those affected by #mentalhealth conditions. It creates shame, fear and silence. It prevents people from seeking help and treatment. Take the quiz today and learn how to #CureStigma w/ @NAMICommunicate: https://t.co/1JkGkfsQUn pic.twitter.com/gM8HtsanR1
— Stance Healthcare (@stancehealth) May 7, 2018
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. three more words