As the New Year begins, Stamp Out Stigma would like to take a minute to thank you for supporting our campaign and taking the pledge to Stamp Out Stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction. You are helping to change perceptions and reduce stigma by encouraging people to talk openly about mental health and substance use disorders and share their stories. In 2014, we reached over 20 million individuals through social media and other publicity, and we couldn’t have done it without you! We want to start the New Year by sharing our 2015 goals with you:
- Our goal is for 15,000 people to have taken the pledge to Stamp Out Stigma. We hope these people join you in sharing stories and encouraging others to talk about mental illness and addiction in 2015.
What you can do: Share this with five of your friends and ask them to join you in taking the pledge.
- Our goal is to host more Twitter Chats. #SOSChats were very successful in 2014, and we want to continue the conversations in the coming year.
What you can do: Follow us on Twitter @StampStigma and track the hashtag #SOSChat so you don’t miss out on any future chats!
- Our goal is to interact more with our supporters. We want to learn more about our audience!
What you can do: Share your mental health resolutions with us and tell us how you plan to honor your pledge and Stamp Out Stigma in 2015. Post your resolution on our Facebook wall or tweet us, including the handle @StampStigma and/or the hashtag #SOSResolutions.
Most importantly, our goal for all of us remains: TALK ABOUT IT. YOUR STORY COULD CHANGE A LIFE.