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Bring Change 2 Mind: Inspiring Action to End Stigma in Mental Illness – Share Your Story!

Bring Change 2 Mind: Inspiring Action to End Stigma in Mental Illness – Share Your Story!

For millions of people worldwide who are affected with or have loved ones with mental illnesses (such as depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and ADD), the reality is, is that few people talk about it for fear of being judged or misunderstood. Unfortunately, this is very common, and when people don’t speak out about their problem, the likelihood of them receiving help is also very slim. It’s all about finding something that works best for you in coping with it as living without addressing experiences with mental illness is something that should be minimized wherever it can be.

And for this reason, Bring Change 2 Mind was born.

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Co-founded by well-known film actress Glenn Close and her family, Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to start the conversation about mental health and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. BC2M is hoping to amplify this mission by bringing this discussion about mental illness online to inspire action to end stigma and discrimination.

It’s really important that we are able to end the discrimination against people with mental health issues. They need to be able to feel comfortable talking about their problems.

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I truly believe that learning about the experiences of others can help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and give those who are suffering the courage to seek help. And that’s why I’m so happy to be able to partner with Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) to help share their mission with you and encourage you to share your own story with mental illness. Whether personal or through a close relation, you can share your own story on the BC2M site here. Many people in the BC2M community have already shared their stories through their writing or by video.

Here’s a short video from BC2M’s #MindOurFuture movement on YouTube to help end the fear, the shame, and the misunderstanding of mental health issues. The video encourages those affected by mental illness to start a conversation that changes the narrative of mental illness from one of stigma to one of hope.

For more information about Bring Change 2 Mind and the programs they offer or to learn how you can get involve with this very worth cause to help people with mental illness, visit their website at: https://bringchange2mind.org/

You can also visit them on their social media pages at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BringChange2Mind

https://instagram.com/bringchange2mind/

https://vine.co/BC2M

https://twitter.com/BC2M

https://www.facebook.com/BringChange2Mind/

Remember, you are not alone. Join the #MindOurFuture movement with BC2M and share your story today about lending help or reaching out for help during a mental health struggle by recording and uploading a video to YouTube tagged with #MindOurFuture.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bring Change 2 Mind and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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5 Comments

  1. vickie couturier
    June 18, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    a lot of people dont realize that i can run in families as well,,my grandmothers family had a lot of mental illness and several suicides too

  2. Sandra Watts
    June 7, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    I used to work with people that had disabilities. My son also is autistic with a movement disorder so I am glad you shared this message.

  3. May 27, 2016 / 2:46 am

    Such an important message. There are so many people that suffer in silence or are made fun of their illnesses. It’s interesting that we don’t’ ridicule people with MS or cancer, yet when it affects the brain and imbalances, then it’s ok. Sad.

  4. May 26, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I have learned thru my experience and my education as a mental health therapist you never should judge someone. You really don’t know what is going on inside that they can’t control

  5. May 26, 2016 / 10:35 am

    I feel we should talk about things like this. The more we talk and learn the better equipped we are to understand others. Life is hard and having people who understand and can help is key.

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