Start The Conversation
The biggest impact of stigma around mental illness, or wherever stigma shows up, is isolation, shame and the feeling of being separate from the support and care of loved ones and community. What’s the biggest step toward combating stigma? It’s simple. Just reaching out with normal, caring conversation to let your loved one know you care and you’re there for them. Or if you’re struggling, reach out to someone you trust (this could be a friend, family member, faith leader, teacher, etc.) or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. IT’S OK to ask for help.