Changing Minds,
Changing Lives

Stigma is a public health issue, and it contributes to high rates of death, incarceration, and mental health concerns. It damages self-esteem and relationships and will keep many from seeking much-needed treatment for addiction and mental health issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stigma is a major cause of discrimination and exclusion, and it contributes to the abuse of human rights. Furthermore, stigma is rarely based on facts.

“Change the story and you change perception. Change perception and you change the world.”  -Jean Houston