The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry spearhead a new campaign called Heads Together in partnership with inspiring charities to end stigma around mental health. The campaign has the huge privilege of being the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year.
Increasingly, television and social media has brought home greater awareness of often private challenges faced by Hollywood celebrities and average individuals alike. Advocacy of mental health has risen in recent years but still needs greater worldwide attention, awareness and thoughtful discussion.
When it comes to conversations on mental health, our culture is still fairly silent. The stigmatization of mental illness in our country creates an environment where talking about mental health is taboo and, in turn, not seen as a priority.
“If we want to help more people out of poverty we need a major cultural shift in our workplaces. We need employers who show the same concern for mental ill health as they do for physical ill health. Understanding the fluctuating nature of mental health problems and offering reasonable adjustments to work patterns can help people stay in work and out of poverty.
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With the help of Charity Navigator, MONEY identified mental illness and suicide prevention charities where your dollars will be put to good use.
Stigma is not the main factor holding mental-health charities back in their efforts to attract donors, says a study of more than 100 fundraisers for such groups. Instead, inadequate staffing is the biggest obstacle fundraisers mentioned when asked to rank their top five challenges. Stigma scored the lowest.
Through our work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, we have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges.
IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.
By signing this pledge, you’re taking a stand against the mental illness stigma. Pass it on. Print it out. Tape it up. It can serve as a reminder to start more conversations and stop the labeling. Together, we can Make It OK.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
MindRight was founded in June 2016 by two women of color, Ashley Edwards and Alina Liao, who met at Stanford’s joint MBA/MA in Education program. Inspired by personal and familial histories with trauma, Edwards and Liao have been working to reduce the stigma around mental health in communities of color and ensure every child has access to mental health support.
Within the belief that suicide is generally preventable, the mission of Project Semicolon is to help reduce the incidents of suicide in the world through connected community and greater access to information and resources. We believe that suicide prevention is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet.
RAD Remedy's mission is to connect trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care in order to improve individual and community health.
Our aim is to make a practical and positive difference by providing hope and empowerment through effective services, information and support to all those who need us.
SANE campaigns to combat stigma and ignorance and improve care, giving nearly 400 interviews each year on national and local television and radio, generating hundreds of column inches in the press and participating in government and professional initiatives.
SAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide and was a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The mission of This Is My Brave, Inc. is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, on stage in front of a live audience, through stories submitted and published to our blog, and via our YouTube channel.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses.
Yellow Ribbon is a community-based program using a universal public health approach. This program empowers and educates professionals, adults and youth.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.
Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is an international community of professionals who incorporate humor into their daily lives. AATH is the leader in providing evidence-based information about current research and practical applications of humor.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
We work with the government and other organisations to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. We also do research, such as how to include people with learning disabilities in making decisions. We tell other people about what we find.
As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Our mission is to provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want them.
Equilibrium aims to become the foremost international partnership organisation working to advance the understanding, treatment and deal with the stigma and prejudice around bipolar disorder.
The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association is dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals, families, and groups around the world by setting the standard of excellence in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
The paramount GNIF mission is the betterment of neurological and mental health patient welfare, education, and research. With the development of novel free and open-access Therapeutic Recreational Centers, health promotion campaigns, and other charitable activities throughout the world, this organization can aid diagnosed individuals and their advocates.
The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred), is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to researching causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression.
ISP is the only Emergency Crisis Response Post-Suicide Family Support nonprofit organization that pays for suicide scene cleanup nationally.
ISP is funded completely by public donations
We are the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation everyday and in times of crisis.
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation''s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
Changing existing attitudes about alcoholism and other drug addictions presents a formidable challenge. NCADD, which does not accept funding from the alcoholic beverage or tobacco industries, relies on contributions from foundations, corporations and individual donors for support.
Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. In particular, this centre will target the people who have already attempted to take their lives the forgotten people. This service is free of charge, but donations are welcome.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.
Developed by Harvard psychiatrist Douglas Jacobs, MD, Stop a Suicide Today! teaches you how to recognize the signs of suicide in family members, friends and co-workers, and empowers you to make a difference in the lives of your loved ones.
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder.
Toc H promotes active people by equipping individuals with key skills to become more involved in their school, family, neighbourhood and community. It aims to break down the barriers which prevent individuals and groups from engaging with others.
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (WFSAD) is the only global grassroots organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses for sufferers and their families.