"ValueOptions® Inc., the nation's largest independent behavioral health care and wellness company, specializes in management for all behavioral health issues, and mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. Our work is driven by our guiding principle of improving behavior to improve health with clinically appropriate and cost-effective solutions that advocate and promote good behavioral health, as well as help proactively manage wellness and disease."
I came across this website several years ago when looking for information on mental health facilities. The site has morphed into a behavioral healthcare company and it links to another very interesting site.
"One in four adults will face a mental illness in a given year. More than 22 million people have a substance use disorder. Even if you are not living with a mental illness or substance use disorder, you can make a lasting impact by speaking up for those who do. Take the pledge and vow to Stamp Out Stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction."
Mental illness is not something people want to talk about, but speaking out and educating ourselves on mental health is important and can change lives. I am wearing one of these bracelets to stamp out stigma and plan to give away others I have ordered. They say "recognize, reeducate, reduce," a powerful set of words in the fight to stamp out the stigma of mental illness.
Please check out the websites and learn about mental health, you never know who you will be able to help.