Since 2021, Execs In The Know’s Leading with Impact program has focused on raising awareness surrounding mental health. Our aim is to continue working to break past the stigma often associated with mental health issues and address these issues head-on. Our actions, no matter how big or small, can provide hope to those who are struggling.
We’re working alongside organizations with the goal of helping companies and individuals move down a stigma-free path, where those affected by mental health challenges can seek support without fear of judgment.
This is a time dedicated to raising awareness and discussing this difficult topic. Throughout the month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be sharing information and resources to help organizations ensure that individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.
As part of Execs In The Know’s Leading with Impact initiative, we’re challenging our CX community to take a stance and become a stigma-free leader, co-worker, friend, and family member.
Learn more below, and start taking action today.
“1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition each year. This means mental illness stigma affects a significant chunk of the American population, including people in offices and worksites across the nation,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Take NAMI’s stigma free quiz to see how you stack up.
Pledge to be Stigma Free
Learn about mental illness and how to help end the stigma associated with it.
Share that you’re stigma free. Download and post a photo holding the “I’m stigma free” sign to help end the stigma.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities.”
Mental Health Resources
It can be overwhelming weeding through all the resources available. Here are a handful to help guide you and offer assistance.