People with mental health issues are sometimes stigmatized – labeled “crazy” or treated as different by others. As a result, many are afraid to seek help. Depression, suicide, and abuse of others are common consequences. We can change this, simply by talking about mental health issues.
Sign the pledge now and commit to doing what you can to normalize mental illness. By challenging yourself to share times you’ve felt vulnerable, by assuring people that seeking counseling is “normal,” by being careful with the words that you use, you can make a difference in the lives of those you care about.