World Mental Health Day

This year for World Mental Health Day, Impact staff shared some of the reasons that it is important to cure stigma. The negative effects of stigma are severe and far reaching. Check out the pictures below to see what some of our staff shared.

 “Stigma keeps us from being at our best.” - John, Impact Clinician

“Stigma keeps us from being at our best.” - John, Impact Clinician

 “It can often prevent someone from asking for help.” -Kristin, Clinical Services Manager

“It can often prevent someone from asking for help.” -Kristin, Clinical Services Manager

 “It’s a barrier to mental health services.” Fallon, Impact Clinician “1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue each year.” - Toraneka, Impact Clinician

“It’s a barrier to mental health services.” Fallon, Impact Clinician “1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue each year.” - Toraneka, Impact Clinician

 “Stigma creates oppression.” - Vince, Director of Operations

“Stigma creates oppression.” - Vince, Director of Operations

 “Stigma can trap people in a cycle of illness through isolation, unemployment and lack of treatment.” -Emily

“Stigma can trap people in a cycle of illness through isolation, unemployment and lack of treatment.” -Emily