Imagine if you were blamed for having cancer,
if you were called weak for Multiple Sclerosis,
or if you were told your diabetes was all in your head.
One in four adults are affected by mental illness, and one in ten children suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition. Yet, the stigma surrounding mental illness keep all those who are affected whispering about their diagnosis in shame, ignoring their symptoms due to fear, and avoiding treatment out of embarrassment or denial.
Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign founded by Glenn Close. Here is their mission statement:
To emerge as the world's most effective organization working to eradicate the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness.
To act as a portal to a broad coalition of organizations that provide service, screening, information, support and treatment of mental illness.
The tri club will host multiple educational workshops throughout the year along with several fun events to help raise money for Bring Change 2 Mind.