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.