Eliminating the shame and fear surrounding mental health issues.

We here at #StopTheStigma know that it can be difficult to talk about mental health, and we want to change that. We advocate for fairer policies regarding mental health and time off work, more funding for support services and ad campaigns to spread the word that mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of.

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“When I saw my friends sharing #StopTheStigma on Twitter, I felt more comfortable reaching out to them when I was struggling with my mental health.”


“I was afraid of telling my boss that I have depression until #StopTheStigma was introduced at work, and now I get the support I need.”


#StopTheStigma provided me and my family with resources that I needed when my brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia.”

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A few quick facts:

  • 1 in 4 people struggle with their mental health at some point in their life.
  • People with mental health issues are not dangerous, stupid or asking for attention.
  • 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.

What can I do to help?

  • Spread the word! Share #StopTheStigma on your favourite social networks.
  • Stop saying things like 'I like everything to be neat - I'm so OCD!' or 'She went schizo on me'.
  • Let your friends know that they can talk to you, no matter what, with no fear of judgement.
  • Educate yourself! Read some of our favourite resources in the drop down menu above.