06 Nov Join Us to End the Stigma of Mental Illness in Hennepin County
Vail Place and the Hennepin County Adult Mental Health Local Advisory Council are teaming up to end mental illness stigma through the Our Hopes campaign. We welcome you to join us in our goals of:
- Increasing awareness of the prevalence of mental illness
- Clearing up misconceptions regarding mental illness and violence
- Decreasing mental health stigma through education
Additionally, we will help raise mental health awareness and combat stigma in our area by educating the Hennepin County community, physical and mental health care providers about mental illness; sharing information about person-centered thinking and mental illness recovery with partners and stakeholders in the community; creating public relations materials to raise awareness of stigma and providing informative resources about available help and treatment; and fostering leadership skills through participation in local advisory councils and peer involvement in community events and initiatives.
You can help us in this mission by joining our campaign on Facebook.
You are also invited to attend the Our Hopes Campaign Kickoff on Thursday, December 1 from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis. For more information and to RSVP visit the event’s Facebook page.
To learn more about the campaign, visit OurHopes.org. Together we can shatter the stigma of mental illness!