Stigma is a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a group of people have about something.
The shame and isolation associated with stigma prevent thousands of people from seeking the help necessary to live healthy and full lives.
Alliance created the It’s Time to Re-Think campaign to raise awareness of the myths and misconceptions that are common in our society about individuals with mental illnesses, substance use disorders and intellectual/developmental disabilities. We hope to help replace myth with truth and the broader understanding that can create communities that welcome individuals into recovery and offer them as much freedom as possible to make their own choices and decisions about how they live their lives.
Did You Know…
To access print materials (limited availability) or to schedule a member of your local Alliance Community and Member Engagement Team to speak to your group about recovery, self-determination and stigma, use the appropriate contact information below: