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Posted on October 25, 2016 at 8:17 PM by Blog Admin
Throughout the month of November, community members of Fishers' mental health task force are encouraging Fishers residents, businesses and community partners to join us as we participate in Movember to raise awareness of the #StigmaFreeFishers initiative.
#StigmaFreeFishers is an appeal to Fishers residents to reject stigmatizing attitudes toward mental health and pledge to be stigma-free instead. In doing so, residents agree to learn more about mental health, see the person, not the illness and take action.
We’ve all been touched by mental health challenges in some way, whether directly or indirectly. We help to lessen the stigma every time we talk openly about mental health, and our goal is to do just that, get our community talking about mental health.
Residents have an opportunity to take the pledge and share personal stories about mental health at stigmafreefishers.com.
This Movember, we’re participating in a friendly competition to see which community team will have the most participants, grow the best mustaches or beards and do the most to spread the #StigmaFreeFishers message.
To join the #StigmaFreeFishers Movember network, visit http://monetwork.co/StigmaFreeFishers. Be sure to join us on Nov. 1 for a photo of all participants at 6 p.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
Even if you’re unable to actively participate in Movember by rallying a team or growing a great ‘stache, please help us to spread the #StigmaFreeFishers message to your friends and family, on social media and everywhere you have an opportunity to speak up. No one should have to suffer with mental health challenges in silence.
Tag(s): Movember, Mental Health, #StigmaFreeFishers
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