Like me, they’ve had enough.
They see no logic in the tradition of mental health stigma. Such a lousy, pointless tradition.
They are tired of classmates suffering. They are tired of being silent.
Now that the wave has started, I predict that we’ll have a whole new attitude toward stigma by next year this time.
Thanks to Alex Chaffee and other teens I will be highlighting here on this blog. And there are a lot more in this area speaking up and not tolerating this nonsense. So stay tuned.
Area organizations like Beacon Tree Foundation, VA Chapter of American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, NAMI Central Virginia, Cameron Gallagher Foundation are working hard to support area young people and their families with events, programs, education and training.
Local news outlets are not pumping out “fake news” like some of the national media but showcasing community news that matters– elevating awareness of mental health.
Followers of this blog, the village of supporters, who have shared these pages on their social media have jettisoned stigma and stood up for mental health.
I feel a big change coming and soon anyone holding onto stigma will be supporting an unpopular view. Finally. Do you feel the change?