Let others know that there is hope and understanding. You can change the way the world sees mental health.
Stigma FreeTake the Pledge

The Stigmafree Pledge

1. Learn About Mental Health Issues

2. See the Person and Not the Illness

3. Take Action on Mental Health Issues

Individuals, companies, organizations and others can all take the pledge to learn more about mental illness, to see a person for who they are and take action on mental health issues. Take the pledge and raise awareness.

Take the Pledge

How You Can Be Stigmafree

Step 1

Educate Yourself and Others

Everyone knows a little about mental health issues but knowing the facts about mental illness can help you educate others and reject stigmatizing stereotypes. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Understanding mental health isn't only about being able to identify symptoms and having a name for these conditions but dispelling many false ideas about mental health conditions as well.

Step 2

See the Person and Not the Illness

1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition and each of them has their own story, path and journey that says more about them than their diagnosis. Whether you live with mental illness or are a friend, family member, caregiver or medical professional getting to know a person and treating them with kindness and empathy means far more than just knowing what they are going through.

Step 3

Take Action on Mental Health Issues

Our mental health care systems have been in crisis for far too long and often keep treatment and recovery out of the hands of many who need it. We can take action now as we push for better legislation and policies to improve lives for everyone. By lending your support you can show that this cause important to you and desperately needed for millions of Americans.

Pledge to be Stigmafree!

Be Stigmafree

I've already taken the Stigmafree pledge. What else can I do?

Share Stigmafree images on social media.

Share your #StigmaFree support on Twitter.

Share your #StigmaFree story to inspire others.

Become a Stigmafree Partner

Promote acceptance and actively challenge social stereotypes. Through powerful words and actions, we will shift the social and systemic barriers for those living with mental health conditions and encourage acceptance and understanding.

Companies and organizations interested in signing up to be a part of Stigmafree can contact us to learn more and allow us to tailor the partnership to meet their unique needs.

With Thanks

NAMI is proud to partner with the hope & grace initiative which represents an unprecedented and unending commitment by philosophy to support mental health and well-being.