The stigma surrounding mental illness is lessening, but men still face unique barriers to seeking the help they require. Our challenge should be to 'man up' and confront the illness head on. Project Voice celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week with our Break The Barrier: Men and Mental Health video!
Break the Barrier is a movement that began more than 5 years ago in Saskatoon. We are a group of community partners and volunteers and our objective is to eliminate the stigma and discrimination that persons living with mental illness and substance use disorders experience every day. Our focus on recovery, and the struggle, hopes and triumph that recovery entails is shared through our Project Voice Campaign .
Break The Barrier and Project Voice participants talk about the formation of Break the Barrier and the creation of Project Voice.
Break the Barrier and Project Voice Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.
End Stigma. Change Lives.
If You Could Tell People One Thing About Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder, What Would It Be?
What Is The One Thing You Should Not Say To People With Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder?
Attitudes and behaviors toward people with mental health and substance use issues
need to change.
We can end stigma by breaking the silence, changing the image of people associated with mental illness and substance use issues, and provide education on the dangers of stigma and discrimination.
Ending stigma will help people:
* Seek the help they need
* Feel accepted, respected and equal
*Offer Hope, Encouragement and Support!
Sharing stories of recovery, life and hope can correct misconceptions and stereotypes - it can help eliminate stigma and end discrimination.