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Lets stop the stigma together - help needed with a project watch

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    I have signed up to do the Great North Run this year for MIND after suffering with a lot of mental health issues myself and a suicide attempt in 2016. The main issue for me STOPPING THE STIGMA.
    This is something that was and still is the hardest thing for me about suffering with mental health problems.

    To raise of course money but just as importantly AWARENESS I am holding a charity event early this summer (a band, raffle, disco etc) but with lots of information, discussions and I want to make a powerful video to share to all of my friends and family and others who attend that together we can stop the stigma.

    My idea is to make a video with 'Read all about it' in the background by Emile Sande (the words are perfect..) but with a video of lots of people from different races, backgrounds, situations, sexes, religions etc holding a piece of paper saying:

    'I suffer from XXXX. Talk about it - STOP THE STIGMA'

    (XXXX being depression, bulimia, anorexia, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, any mental health disorder)


    My question is how many people would be willing to participate in such a thing? I know it's something that's scary to do, but I think it would take people's breath away when I play the video on the night and show them the realities of this. I want them to see that mental illness can affect ANYONE and that sometimes people can look 'fine'. Just because it's not visible it doesn't mean it isn't there. I want to make people SEE what can't always be seen.

    Thoughts on this? Is this something anyone would participate in?

    I have had some good feedback on a mental health forum I am a part of but I understand that some people will have different views. If anyone is willing to participate with an image please let me know.

    Thank you in advance and to anyone struggling right now - Keep going <3
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    You have kind of missed the bandwagon, Time to Talk day was 1st Feb
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    https://www.ymca.org.uk/latest-news/...le-asking-help

    See this. As Decagon said, I somewhat agree. Social media campaigns are good and can be successful if you have help from national awareness days or whatnot. I think you'll be best further pushing and/or getting involved with current mental health awareness campaigns rather than starting your own.

    Good luck in any case!
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    I have signed up to do the Great North Run this year for MIND after suffering with a lot of mental health issues myself and a suicide attempt in 2016. The main issue for me STOPPING THE STIGMA.
    This is something that was and still is the hardest thing for me about suffering with mental health problems.

    To raise of course money but just as importantly AWARENESS I am holding a charity event early this summer (a band, raffle, disco etc) but with lots of information, discussions and I want to make a powerful video to share to all of my friends and family and others who attend that together we can stop the stigma.

    My idea is to make a video with 'Read all about it' in the background by Emile Sande (the words are perfect..) but with a video of lots of people from different races, backgrounds, situations, sexes, religions etc holding a piece of paper saying:

    'I suffer from XXXX. Talk about it - STOP THE STIGMA'

    (XXXX being depression, bulimia, anorexia, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, any mental health disorder)


    My question is how many people would be willing to participate in such a thing? I know it's something that's scary to do, but I think it would take people's breath away when I play the video on the night and show them the realities of this. I want them to see that mental illness can affect ANYONE and that sometimes people can look 'fine'. Just because it's not visible it doesn't mean it isn't there. I want to make people SEE what can't always be seen.

    Thoughts on this? Is this something anyone would participate in?

    I have had some good feedback on a mental health forum I am a part of but I understand that some people will have different views. If anyone is willing to participate with an image please let me know.

    Thank you in advance and to anyone struggling right now - Keep going <3
    I think this is a really nice idea! My question is how would we get the photo to you? Kudos to you for signing up for this run, btw - I'm hugely lazy, so admire anyone who does these runs! :adore:
 
 
 
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