The #CrushtheStigma Initiative is geared toward raising mental health awareness. Within our culture it is no secret that mental health issues are misunderstood. A lack of understanding comes from the lack of education around any issue. #CrushtheStigma, was created to let those within community know that it is OK to seek out support, and that we are NOT ok with the stigma that is perpetuated.
There is a percentage of the general public that believe persons affected by mental health related challenges such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), chronic depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide to name a few, are some how damaged goods.
This sentiment is completely false, it is the goal of the #CrushtheStigma Initiative to jump start the conversation about mental disorders, diseases and conditions with our elected representatives as well as the general public, through direct action.
The#CrushtheStigma Initiative is sponsored by a coalition of organizations including: Military Spouses of Strength & The Military Mental Health Project