The following are resources that you might want to check out. Some are Canadian, while others are found in other locations.
Regardless, each provides a wealth of information and resources to help in the fight to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
#iamnotashamed – “We tweet #imnotashamed on Twitter to spread the message that mental heath conditions are nothing to be ashamed of! They are not a choice, character flaw, or a weakness. We are helping end the harmful stigma associated with mental heath conditions and advocating for better and more accessible healthcare.”
#SickNotWeak – “We help people understand that mental illness is a sickness, not a weakness.” #SickNotWeak is a great on-line resource founded by Michael Landsburg of TSN. Michael is one of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting.
Not Broken Radio – Not Broken® Radio is an international radio show and podcast that was initiated to have open and honest discussion about mental health and disabilities. Founded by Brett Francis who herself deals with mental heath challenges.
“We want to not only stop the stigma but also instil a sense of pride in those struggling, as we believe that individuals should embrace themselves with their challenges, finding the right tools to learn to use them as a source of strength and personal power. Not Broken® Radio has already helped thousands in overcoming mental health barriers, disabilities, anxiety and stress, difficulties in business, entrepreneurship, relationships, life and health with its fluent discussion about mental health without worrying about the stigma, walking on eggshells, or political correctness.”