The stigma that surrounds mental illness remains perverse and it creates an additional burden to those who face a brain health challenge. Stigma can cause people to feel ashamed and it can prevent those who suffer from seeking the help they need.
An effective way to reduce mental illness stigma is to share our own brain health stories with those we know and the general public as a whole. We are extremely thankful of everyone who does use their voice. Collectively, our actions will make a difference and will provide an improved environment for those who are affected by a brain illness or injury.
Shared below are the profile stories of a growing list of people we know who in response to their own lived-experiences have taken action to fight the stigma of mental illness. We hope their stories help you with your own brain health experiences and motivate you to share your stories with others.