There's a virus that's keeping people from getting the mental health care they need. It's called Stigma! The National Institute of Mental Health tells us that 1/2 of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14 and 3/4 by age 24, and we know that sometimes people wait decades before getting the help the help they need. Sadly, sometimes their first encounter may be with law enforcement because they begin to self-medicate, or they just wait and hurt for no reason.
But we can cure the virus of Stigma! We can talk about Mental Illness with friends, loved ones, family and others. We can speak out when we see stigma play a negative role in our lives and in the lives of others. Come join us Sunday and be part of our movement!