We can’t do this alone and value our dedciated partners who are working hard every day. Mental illness is not contageous, but the SHINE of recovery is enlightening.
To end the stigma of mental illness, conversations concerning mental illness should be a normal part of life.
We must continually educate ourselves and others about mental illness. Understanding is so important to helping people.
Recovery is something to be proud of. Celebrating recovery helps reinforce the value and also continues to make conversations about mental illness part of every day life.
In fact, the DSM, which is the definitive resource of diagnostic criteria for all mental disorders, includes criteria for drug use disorders, distinguishing between two types: drug abuse and drug dependence. Read more at National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Talking about mental health is easy. I DO IT EVERYDAY!Bipolar Barbie
GET INVOLVED, listen to someone’s story, and provide encouragement for the individual to get and stay clean.Carmen Capozza
People shouln’t be afraid to ask for help. We have to show compassion and empathy.Lou Rainaldi