The #NoStigma campaign is one of The Altruistic American's most important grass roots initiatives. Our goal with #NoStigma is to abolish the stigmas surrounding ill mental health and seeking treatment for it. Through education, sharing information and resources we intend to end the stigmas we all face in regard to ill mental health.
We like to use a comparison that almost everyone can relate to. When your friend catches a cold you offer them well wishes and bring them some chicken noodle soup then follow up with something along the lines of "let me know if there is anything I can do to help you". Unfortunately, the same can't be said about folks suffering from mental health illnesses, it is no secret that folks distance themselves and in some cases completely cut off communication with acquaintances, friends and even family members that are suffering from ill mental health. This has to change, so we are doing our part with the #NoStigma campaign.
Suffering from a mental health illness and or crisis is hard enough on its own, then add the additional weight of losing people that are close to you due to it and it makes the thought of healing seem impossible. The #NoStigma campaign is going to change that, one person at a time if that's what it takes.
Currently we are distributing crisis cards and window decals to our northern Nevada business support network. Our crisis cards have national and local resources on them, a little bigger than a business card they are small enough to be discrete yet large enough to provide vital information. Our window decals are just that, decals or stickers if you will. We offer them to our business support network to display on a window, entrance or their point of sale. The decals help to inform the public that the national suicide and crisis lifeline has changed to 988. Not only that but the decals give TAA exposure to folks that would have otherwise not found us.
We hope that the #NoStigma campaign inspires others to help curb the stigmas behind mental health illness and the seeking of treatment for it. Remember you are not alone, you matter and resources are available to help you.
Please click the button below if you are interested in becoming the change you wish to see as a business supporter of The Altruistic American's #NoStigma campaign. All you have to do is fill out the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. #NoStigma
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