Raising mental health awareness is the responsibility of everyone, and everyone can participate during May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month. Most of us know someone who is dealing with a mental health issue, and helping to bring awareness to these issues will help break down the barriers to seeking help andcrushing the stigma associated with mental illness. Individuals that know or have known someone that has dealt directly with mental health related issues increases one’s likelihood for becoming involved in the National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Three out of four people with a mental illness report that they have experienced stigma. When a person is labelled by their illness they are seen as part of a stereotyped group. Unfortunately, evidence is showing that stigma is getting worse not better.
At Military Spouses of Strength it is our desire to break down the walls of stigma associated with mental health and seeking help when needed. Many military members and their families refuse to get the help they need due to the stigma associated with mental illness. The#crushthestigma – “One Conversation at a Time” campaign highlights the importance of giving a voice to every individual battling with their own mental health and eliminating stigma once and for all.
Over 2/3 of all people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment and with your help to have “One Conversation at a Time” you can make a difference in your community during National Mental Health Awareness Month and #crushthestigma. Military Spouses of Strength encourages you to take action and make a difference.
Make a donation to Military Spouses of Strength so that we can continue programming and campaigns that make a difference in the lives of military families. Your donation will directly impact the availability of providing mental health resources, initiatives, programming and operating costs needed to help support the mental health needs of military families.
Military Spouses of Strength is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service. Your donations are tax deductible. Our EIN is 46-5636786.
To make a donation visit: http://www.milspousesofstrength.org/make-a-donation.html
This pledge is a joint effort between: Military Spouses of Strength, USMC Life, AMPA, Homefront United Network, Military Spouse Advocacy Network, Military Spouse Mental Health Professionals Network, Tillman Troops, Macho Spouse, Military Musters, Esposas Military Hispanas, and Military Mental Health Project. These organizations collectively support service members and their families.
Let us know if your organization is interested in making the pledge and joining our efforts and promote awareness about mental health among spouses and military families!
Military Spouses of Strength is a national nonprofit organization with a mission
to improve the health and overall wellness within the military community.
Join Military Spouses of Strength to #crushthestigma associated with mental illness in the military community. You can help us continue providing knowledge, support, and resources needed to make this change happen. Together we can raise mental health awareness within the military community helping to eradicate suicide and mental health stigma associated with military service. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to see how our organizations can develop a mutual partnership.
Thank you for your consideration in participating in the Military Mental Health Awareness Pledge. As we hit the milestone of being a community at war for 13 years, it is vital that we begin to see an increase of programming and resources to support all members of the military community. To date, there exist no system of tracking to know just what military dependents are struggling with. Because May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we feel it is a necessary moment to grab hold of this discussion and spread it throughout our Nation so that we can help our peers.
By filling out the below card, you are pledging your support for quality mental health support and tracking of those services for the service member and their family.
Military Spouses of Strength’s mission is to make a positive impact on the military spouse community in regards to mental health . At MSoS our aim is to improve mental health awareness by providing resources and knowledge through tangible programming.
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