The #imnotashamed how to

Starting Thursday, April 7, 2016, support mental health with the hashtag #imnotashamed. You can post a picture or post a message and a quote you found. But say WHY you are not ashamed. It doesn’t work if you just post the hashtag and don’t say why.

The purpose is to say something. The purpose is to talk so we can get rid of stigma. And that has to start with all of us. Examples below.

Share it!

Share it with @BeaconTreeFoundation on Facebook or @Beacon_Tree on Twitter, beacontreeorg on Pinterest. Or share with whatever organization you want to reference, NAMI, AFSP etc.

Share on the social media of your choice: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. That way we can really make a statement. Share those posted by your friends to your page and with other organizations that support mental health.

Here are some phrases to give you ideas what to say:

Insert your own phrases, these are just ideas.

#imnotashamed to talk about mental illness

#imnotashamed to support those with mental illness

#imnotashamed that I suffer from the illness of depression

#imnotashamed that my son died by suicide

#imnotashamed to be a suicide survivor

#imnotashamed to be a suicide loss survivor

#imnotashamed to be in recovery from addiction

#imnotashamed to be an addict

#imnotashamed to talk about addiction as an illness

#imnotashamed of my sister who suffers from a mental illness

Samples of visuals to represent your statement

Be creative. Use one of these. Or follow an example below:

  1. The easy Grab. Right click the image, save, post, share

#imnotashamed

2. Thank you to Angel for your bold statement below. Great example.

#iamnotashamed

3. Example of my share

#imnotashamed
Proud heart

4. Example with a picture of you loved one. You can just post a picture of your child, sister, brother, mother, uncle etc and say what you want to say in your post.

#imnotashamed my child suffered from depression and died by suicide

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory.

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