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Take the IAmStigmaFree Pledge

Posted by Lindsey Hays on Oct 7, 2015 10:26:13 AM

Everyday NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, fights misconceptions and stereotypes about mental health conditions. Stigmafree is our movement to end the stigma associated with mental illness.

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“NAMI needs the help of students, faculties and administrators to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health conditions, based on demeaning stereotypes and misinformation. Stigma discourages people from seeking help when they need it and when it is internalized jeopardizes recovery.” –NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti

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Join us in creating a stigmafree campus! As part of the stigmafree campaign, Mercy College is joining other college campuses around the country to help build this movement and change lives for the better. The first step in making our campus stigmafree is by taking the pledge and encouraging others to take it as well.

The stigmafree pledge is a commitment to:

  • Be educated on mental illness
  • See the person, not the illness
  • To take action against stigma

Take the I am  Stigma Free Pledge

Topics: NAMI