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Stigma Free Pledge

What is Stigma? Why is it a Problem?

From NAMI National

Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad.

Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us, especially when you realize stigma’s effects:

  • People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult.
  • Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States.
  • Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the U.S. who need services and treatment get the help they need.
  • The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youth ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans.

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mon24may10:00 pm11:30 amVirtual EventMental Health Monday MayA Community Conversation About Mental Health: You Are Not Alone10:00 pm - 11:30 am

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june

thu03jun6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventNAMI After Hours6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Arizona

fri04jun10:00 am11:30 amVirtual EventFamily Support Group10:00 am - 11:30 am Arizona

sun06jun1:00 pm2:30 pmVirtual EventPeer Connection Recovery Support Group1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Arizona

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wed16jun1:00 pm2:30 pmVirtual EventNorthern Arizona Peer & Family Coalition1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Arizona

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sun20jun1:00 pm2:30 pmVirtual EventFamily Support Group1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Arizona

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mon28jun10:00 pm11:30 amVirtual EventMental Health Monday JuneTo Be Announced10:00 pm - 11:30 am

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