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Stigmafree Idaho

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What is stigma and why are we trying to end it?

Stigma is a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about a particular issue (in this case, mental health conditions).

One in five adults in America is affected by a mental health condition. Despite its prevalence, mental illnesses often go undiagnosed; or, when they are, we often have a difficult time understanding or coping with the associated problems. There are many misconceptions about what mental illness is and what it means to live with a mental health condition.

Mental illness is a shared burden on communities. Conditions that go untreated have a real impact on the day-to-day workings of a company, from decreased employee productivity to lower morale. Mental health conditions and the associated stigma can greatly impact your place of employment. In fact, across the U. S., mental illness costs the economy about $200 billion in lost earnings each year.

NAMI-WRV offers a weekly support group for peers and teens. Additionally, a monthly support group for family members and a wide array of programming and services to individuals with mental health conditions are available. We have also joined together with NAMI affiliates across the country in the fight to end stigma by launching a campaign to be StigmaFree.

By participating in local events organized by NAMI-WRV throughout the year, your organization or business can help support individuals and families in the Wood River Valley and ensure we break the stigma associated with mental illness. We hope you’ll take some time to learn more about our StigmaFree community partnerships, and show your support by displaying a green StigmaFree ribbon.

Our StigmaFree campaign has developed ways for the greater community to help reduce/eliminate negative connotations commonly associated with mental illness. We hope you will consider taking the StigmaFree pledge, and participate in one (or more!) of the events coming up – all to help support our public education efforts, and to help those who experience mental health challenges.

Download a poster for your workplace to post in a common area.

Fact Sheets, Hand Outs and Mental Health Guides for your Workplace

You can also schedule a 25-minute HR presentation for your staff, discussing what mental health conditions look like in the workplace, how to manage challenges with clients, knowing the signs of emotional pain, understand resources and where to get help. Please call 208-520-4210 or email idahonami@gmail.com for additional information.

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Become a part of NAMI! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

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Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Idaho.

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The families and members of NAMI Idaho are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.