Standing Up to a Stigma of mental health issues

Kristyn Allen Bio Cropped Published: May 2, 2016, 4:59 am Updated: May 2, 2016, 4:59 am

Stand Up Against Stigma

People are entrance together to lift recognition for mental health and mangle down stereotypes surrounding mental disorders.

Stand Up Against Stigma will be hold during noon during Houdini Plaza on W. College Ave. in Appleton.

The piazza will be filled with 200 hundred chairs. Every 5th chair will have a immature badge to illustrate that one-in-five people are influenced by mental illness.

The chairs will be partial of a vital vaunt that kicks off a array of events for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Organizers contend it is critical to commend that mental health is as critical as earthy wellbeing.

“It’s unequivocally critical for us to be articulate about this. It’s unequivocally critical for us to let people know that there is assistance and there is hope,” pronounced Karen Iverson Riggers, Director of Iris Place. “So this eventuality and this month is also to lift recognition for all a resources we have here in a community.”

The Stand Up Against Stigma eventuality will also underline speakers pity stories.

For mental health resources and ways to support a Stand Up to Stigma effort, click here:

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