May Mental Health Awareness- No More Secrets, No More Shame


What Is this all about?

Together we can reject and overcome stigma. Stigma comes in many forms; self-stigma, public-stigma, or structural stigma to name a few. For those of us living with or serving someone living with mental illness, we know how devastating stigma can be. We believe that awareness and education are the first steps to overcoming stigma and that is what we intend to do with special sessions on our Virtual Peer Support Network. We have a way for everyone to get involved.

How can I get involved?

OPEN MIC MONDAYS
Sign up to share your personal story of how stigma has affected your life, or the life of someone you love or serve. The first 15 people to sign up will receive a black t-shirt with this great message: “IT’S MY STORY. NO MORE SECRETS. NO MORE SHAME.”

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS
Get involved by learning how to navigate civil engagement and advocacy with Melissa Hensley, Associate Professor of Social Work at Augsburg University and a person living with bipolar disorder.

FIRST-TIMER FRIDAYS
Come and check out our Virtual Peer Support Network! These sessions are designed specifically for giving a tour of our virtual peer-to-peer support program. Anyone is welcome, whether you plan to use the service or tell someone else about it. The second half of these sessions will be a presentation by our weekly keynote speaker. All first-timers get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Click here for full details: https://mnwitw.org/reject-stigma-1

Click on the link below to save or print full details:

WITW – Reject Stigma Information Sheet.pdf


For Mental Wellness HELP in East Central Minnesota

In a life threatening situation or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.

CRISIS phone line:
Call 800 523-3333 or text the word “MN” to 741741

Just need to talk to someone?
Wellness in the Woods 5:pm – 9:am Daily 844-739-6369
Minnesota NAMI Warmline 4:pm – 8:pm Thur – Sun 888-334-7754
Mental Health Advocacy Minnesota Warmline 5:pm-10:pm Mon – Sat 877-404-3190

Click here for additional information

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