What Can You Do to Help?
Talk openly about mental health
Educate yourself and others about mental health
Be conscious of your language ‐ avoid words and phrases that perpetuate bias and stigma
Encourage equality in how people perceive physical illness and mental illness
Show empathy and compassion for those living with a mental health condition
Stop the criminalization of those who live with mental illness
Push back against the way people who live with mental illness are portrayed in the media
See the person, not the illness
Advocate for mental health reform
Pledge to fight mental health stigma and bias at: Nami.org/stigmafree, Bringchange2mind.org, Time‐to‐change.org.uk, Stampoutstigma.com
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
Contact: None designated
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.