You have taken the Stamp Out Stigma pledge to reduce mental illness and substance use disorder stigma by integrating the "Three Rs (recognize, reeducate and reduce) into your everyday life. Now it is time to focus on the next steps of the campaign - sharing your story. The Stamp Out Stigma community has tripled in … Continue reading Stamp Out Stigma Launches ‘Share Your Story’ Initiative.
Last month we asked our followers how they planned to help #StampOutStigma during Mental Health Awareness Month. Our followers and friends have always been our biggest supporters, so we wanted to take this opportunity to hear back from the Stamp Out Stigma community. These were some of their responses: For #MentalHealthMonth I'll help #StampOutStigma by talking about my … Continue reading How Did You Help #StampOutStigma during #MHM2016? Here’s What Our Followers Did.
As many of you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Throughout the month, Stamp Out Stigma will be highlighting the importance of speaking openly about mental health. While this is important to address year-round, emphasizing mental health awareness during May provides a time for people to come together and help reduce mental illness stigma. … Continue reading Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!
Brain Awareness Week is March 14-20. Check the #brainweek calendar to find some fun in your neighborhood http://www.dana.org/BAW/Calendar/ Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in 1996, BAW unites the efforts of universities, hospitals, patient groups, government … Continue reading #BrainWeek is March 14th – 20th!
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week will take place on Sunday, February 21st through Saturday, February 27th. During this week, thousands of people come together to help raise awareness about body image and bring attention to the severity of eating disorders. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 20 million women and 10 million men … Continue reading Let’s Talk About #NEDAwareness Week
Stamp Out Stigma has joined forces with peers, community leaders, and scientists across the United States to observe “National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM” (NDAFW). The week-long health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part of the National Institutes of … Continue reading National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Talk About It. Your Story Could Change A Life. The Stamp Out Stigma initiative first launched in 2013 by ValueOptions, a managed behavioral health organization that is now a part of Beacon Health Options, in response to the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. The country was experiencing a national crisis around mental illness in … Continue reading Stamp Out Stigma: Who We Are