STIGMA (NOUN): A MARK OF SHAME OR DISCREDIT.
In a perfect world, there would be no stigma around mental health. Let’s face it: we’ve all either experienced a mental illness ourselves or know someone close to us that has. There should be no shame in a daily pill or a weekend spent in bed trying to pull it together. We get it – it’s tough out there. But like you, we know it doesn’t define us.
The stigma around mental illness causes people to face these challenges alone and prevents people from reaching out for help. To stand up against stigma means to speak out, stand up, and educate yourself and others about mental health.
Fuck the Stigma provides resources, educational opportunities and creates a community around standing up against mental health stigma so that one day, no person will ever suffer in silence again.
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MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES
Call 911. Don’t wait — if you or someone you care about is facing a mental health crisis that requires medical intervention, call 911 immediately.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
Dial 988. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
For resources on anxiety and depression as well as a therapy finder search tool.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
1-877-565-8860 (para español presiona el 2)
Offers free resources on mental health and wellness for all ages and genders.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE
24/7 crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones.
Providing assistance to veterans with the array of issues they may face, disability compensation, financial assistance, info & helpful guides.
Mental health resources for college students.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)
Find behavioral health treatment services by using SAMHSA’s treatment locator tool.
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