Proactively deliver the message to our community that stigma is destroyed through awareness, education, inclusion, and acceptance.
Educate the public that mental illness is a health issue and must be treated as such while encouraging inclusion to help clear the path for health seeking behaviors.
Raise the awareness of stigmas in our society while educating our community about how negative perceptions and attitudes can impact people, specifically those who are struggling or vulnerable.
Create a community that supports people and families who are living with mental illness, neurodiversity, disabilities, and autism.
Encourage members of our community to live the values of respect and inclusion for all while giving residents a chance to become engaged with their community.
Link people and families in need with resources and support.
Make the Pledge
I pledge to actively work towards stamping out the stigmas in society.
I will educate myself about how negative perceptions and attitudes can impact people, specifically those who are struggling or vulnerable.
I commit to live the values of respect and inclusion for all.
I will consider my responses and attitudes in everyday situations where I may judge a person who faces stigma.
I understand that stigma is destroyed through awareness, education, inclusion, and acceptance.
I will educate others and practice inclusion to help clear the path towards health seeking behaviors and a stronger community.
It begins with me.
If you or a family member or friend are experiencing difficulty, here is a list of resources: Click here to see Mental Health Resources.
- Stella Jang - Co-Chair
- Isabelle Van Sickell - Co-Chair
- Muhamed Abbass
- Alyssa Dreyer Delaney
- Aly Giannantonio
- Joanne Green
- Cindi McLean
- Maryellen Peters Neu
- Jamie Sclafane
- Judy Wong
- Michele Zeigler