Imagine if you were blamed for having cancer,
if you were called “weak” for having Multiple Sclerosis,
or if you were told your diabetes was “all in your head.”
One in 4 adults are affected by mental illness, and one in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition. Yet, the stigma surrounding mental illness keep all those who are affected whispering about their diagnosis in shame, ignoring their symptoms due to fear, and avoiding treatment out of embarrassment or denial. This is why the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club, with the support of many members, has selected the Ending the Stigma of Mental illness as our cause for 2013-2015.
Together with Bring Change 2 Mind, a national anti-stigma campaign founded by Glenn Close, the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club is committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Our goal is to educate members about risk factors and symptoms, debunk common myths, share personal stories, and extend support through local resources. By arming our members with information and courage, together we can all spread the truth about mental illness and erase the associated stigma and discrimination surrounding it. In conjunction with our awareness goals, the MHWTC will also hold several fun events throughout the year to help raise money for both Bring Change 2 Mind and local community organizations.
Change a mind about mental illness
and change a life.
For more information on the MHWTC Charity, related events, or sponsorship please contact Lydia DelRosso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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