This Work Needs You
The Frontier Health Foundation’s Impact Stigma Movement is a collective focus on changing minds by sharing stories on our Award Winning Podcast, Impact Stigma, creating connections with other passionate individuals through our Impact Maker Campaign and opening hearts and minds through virtual and in person events all focused on fighting stigma together alongside community members just like you!
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What is Stigma?
Stigma: the prejudicial and discriminating behavior directed towards an individual with a mental illness.
Mental illness is not a personal failure and stigma should never keep someone from asking for help. Stigma creates feelings of embarrassment and shame causing those individuals to conceal their symptoms and avoid the very treatment, services, and supports they need and deserve. It causes relationship issues when their loved ones and community aren’t educated on how to be supportive. It can even trickle down to preventing them from caring for their basic needs. Let’s put an end to fear and shame and stand up for those we love!
“One of the big things that we are constantly trying to overcome is the stigma related to care. A lot of people don’t want to avail themselves to evidence-based care because they’re afraid of being labeled.”
-Ginger Naseri, LCSW, Sr. Vice President, TN Adult Services Frontier Health
What is Impact Stigma?
The Frontier Health Foundation’s Impact Stigma Movement is a collective movement that focuses on changing minds with our Impact Stigma podcast and creating connections throughout communities with our virtual and in person events all focused on fighting stigma together with community members just like you. Everyone’s mental health matters and we are all in this together!
Make an Impact!
Why Should I Care?
How have you seen mental illness represented in the public eye, in churches, or even everyday conversation? Individuals with mental illnesses often have to endure stigma that leads others to avoid living, socializing, working with, renting to, or even employing them. Listen to our award-winning podcast, Impact Stigma, as we share stories and shed let on the harm stigma has on those we love.
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How Can I Help?
BECOME AN IMPACT MAKER! Impact Makers are our VIP monthly donors. You decide how much to give and no matter the amount every dollar makes a difference! We use 100% of your monthly gift to educate our communities and to ensure the vital mental health programs and services provided by Frontier Health are financially able to care for communities all over Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
This Work Needs YOU!