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Advocacy & Support

Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be a life-changing event for the one diagnosed, as well as friends and family. Beyond coping with symptoms and how they may impact quality of life, stigma can needlessly complicate one’s treatment, recovery, and ability to contribute to society.  For family members, friends, and those living with mental illness, these resources provide useful information about:
  1. Advocacy efforts to reduce stigma,
  2. Education around mental illness and how stigma impacts lives, and
  3. Social support around issues of mental health and stigma.