DSC_03481 in 4 adults experience mental illness each year. They are your neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members, and they cope silently, afraid they will be labeled as crazy, psycho or dangerous–rather than just another person living with a chronic illness.

The stigma of mental illness helps no one. It prevents those who are ill from seeking help and all of us from seeing the gifts and abilities that people with mental illness can offer the world. It’s time to eliminate the stigma, and it begins with learning more about mental illness and how you can help.

Take the first step to reducing stigma by participating in our mental health month quiz. It’s a quick activity to see how much you might know about some common mental health challenges and get you thinking about what you might NOT know…

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