From Whence Comes Mental Illness Stigma? by Patrick W. Corrigan
"This papers seeks to answer two fundamental questions: What is the basis of the current form of mental illness stigma? and Why do western cultures stereotype people with mental illness as dangerous, incompetent, and blameful, rather than something else?"
Stay Strong Foundation was established in conjunction with the release of Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens, the second book authored by Terrie Williams. In the book, Terrie focuses on the challenges faced by kids and presents empowering, positive alternatives and advice to help youth rise above the daily stresses to become dynamic individuals now and in the future.
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.
The Real Warriors Campaign promotes help-seeking behavior among service members and veterans with invisible wounds and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resources.
NOPCAS serves as the only national organization of its kind addressing the issue of suicide prevention and intervention, specifically in communities of color. Our primary focus and mission is to increase suicide education and awareness. We offer unique opportunities for outreach partnerships and community education efforts directed at communities of colors across the nation.
NAMI's support and public education efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to those in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority. NAMI has engaged in a variety of activities to create awareness about mental illness and promote the promise of recovery.
The primary mission of the Black Mental Health Alliance is to provide a forum and promote a holistic, culturally relevant approach
to the development and maintenance of optimal mental health programs and services for African Americans and other people of color.
The Guiding Principles of BMHA’s programs, training and consultations are: Concern for Others, Integrity, Respect for Diversity and Empowerment.
BMHA promotes appropriate mental health care, service delivery and theoretical understanding of all the mental health programs.
African American Family Services works with individuals, families and communities impacted by addiction and mental illness. From our holistic standpoint, we provide culturally-specific chemical and mental health services that impact family preservation and promote community-based change and wellness in the African American community. Our mission is to help the African American individual, family, and community to reach a greater state of well-being through the delivery of community-based, culturally specific chemical health, mental health, and family preservation services.