MC Campaign to Combat Stigma of Mental Illness
Mercer County has announced the launch of a stigma-free campaign to help those impacted by mental illness and addiction. The county acknowledges that many people remain unserved in part because of the stigma of seeking help.
The goal is to bring mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and encourage treatment and support. Greater public awareness about these conditions can change negative attitudes and behaviors. The county seeks to promote a message of hope and the belief that healing and recovery are attainable.
The campaign will last one year.
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is asking people to sign a pledge devoted to increasing awareness and greater understanding of mental illness and addiction. To sign the pledge, visit mercercounty.com.