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What’s So Funny About Mental Illness – Stop the Stigma

Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax — except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.

Take the Pledge

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You can make a difference by starting conversations about mental illness. In order to help end the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness we must be willing to talk about it with family members, friends, and colleagues.  Ask For Help! Check out our Resources page for a list of organizations that provide mental health services. 

Whether it is yourself, a friend or loved one, get involved by talking about it. Contact us if you would like to partner with us in planning community events.  Get involved now and take the pledge to end stigma!

Stand Up Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

The Pledge:  Being Mentally Fit 4 Life means…

  • I realize that mental illness is treatable and manageable.

  • I take action in reducing stigma in myself by educating myself about mental illness.

  • I will help raise people’s awareness by volunteering, helping others, and showing compassion to others.

  • I will help change the way people view mental health. I will make a difference.

  • I will refrain from blame, shame, secrecy, social exclusion, stereotypes or discrimination.

  • I understand that everyone is a valued person and deserves to be treated with respect.

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