Complete these steps by May 2
By reading up on credible resources that do not contain a bias against this community but rather feeds into its much needed support and encouragement to those who do happen to struggle with a myriad of mental health diagnosis. It may be directly or indirectly impacted by someone even close to you. Not to see a diagnosis or illness as a barrier but to see a community coming together in outpouring and outreach around those who may struggle with the various challenging diagnosis. To be willing and able to support them through the process of managing their health and not to see this as a harmful stigma as the media has falsely misled and portrayed it to be to the greater public as it associates mental health with violence oftentimes.
By participating with organizations such as Mental Health Association and AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide prevention). Get plugged into the facts and not the myths that typically distort the facts and make the mental health community look like the culprit rather than as warriors managing their illness just like a cancer survivor holds on to fight against their physical health challenges. Its a positive approach to know your sources before making any claim to the mental health community. Prevent others from distorting the available credible and supportive facts by continually saying hurtful comments based on no grounds whatsoever.
Create a page yourself and provide several links and resources that can better educate the greater public on the serious issues and/or challenges the mental health community is faced with on a continual basis today. Visit reputable and credible websites such as:
#1 step is to GET INVOLVED early and often! Create your own team and join a walk/ run or marathon to fundraise on the further education, support, and resources available to those struggling with mental illness or anyone who is impacted by its awareness directly or indirectly. May the stigmas that exists today in regards to the mental health community be broken down and no longer be considered a means or method(s) for the public or private companies and/or organizations to illegally discriminate in not hiring an employee based upon a selective hiring process that usually tends to provide a disservice against anyone who is diagnosed with a mental health condition even when it is being properly managed. This is uncalled for!!! #ThereareNOlimitsincareerpursuits.
The pledge will bring greater awareness and education through reputable links and sources that the public can recognize even how all of us have a relative, friend, leader and perhaps even our own...
The pledge will bring greater awareness and education through reputable links and sources that the public can recognize even how all of us have a relative, friend, leader and perhaps even our own selves may be personally impacted by a diagnosis with some form of mental disorder/illness. Let us see this challenge as manageable and not a deterrent from accomplishing one's goals or future plans in life. May this be an opportunity to grow, not remain stagnate by the lies perpetuated through popular media channels. May this community THRIVE like any other community. May the stigma or barriers that exists regarding mental health be broken completley and no longer be a means or method(s) to public or private companies/ organizations illegally hiring by selectively hiring in their processes that usually tend to discriminate against anyone who is diagnosed with a mental health condition that is being properly managed. No one should have to be questioned regarding their mental health condition as a final say to a career or job placement decision. That would be unjust and uncalled for. True opportunity would help a brother or sister manage a diagnosis, not place their hope on selectively hiring.