Working to end the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.

Get Involved

Let's Change Lives! Sound impossible? It's not.

Simply by visiting this site you've become a part of our initiative to bring positive change to millions of people. Every day we gain more ground against stigma.

You have more influence than you think. Dialogue is key. You can change minds and inspire new attitudes about mental illness by choosing the way you speak about mental illness and by participating in our initiatives.

Take the Pledge

Sign the Bring Change 2 Mind pledge and join a growing movement that is changing the way the world thinks about and relates to people living with mental illness. Take the Pledge »

Share Your Story

Speak up! Share your experience with mental illness and help others realize that they're not alone. Share Your Story »

Spread the Word

The easiest way to remove stigma from mental illness is to reach out and educate your friends, family and co-workers. Spread the Word »

Donate

Large, or small, every donation counts! Help Bring Change 2 Mind remove stigma from mental illness & change lives. Donate »

Download the Toolkit

We created posters and cards that you can print and distribute in your school, office, and neighborhood. Download the Toolkit »

Walk to Raise Awareness

Join Bring Change 2 Mind as we walk the talk to end stigma with our partner, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). There are 80 walks across the nation in which people gather together to raise money and awareness to put an end to the bias and discrimination of stigma. The course is set. All you have to do is take the first step. Walk to Raise Awareness »

What else can you do to help?

Choose your words wisely: Learn about the impact your words can have on those with mental illnesses

Words are very powerful.

  • When we say someone is "crazy" or "that's totally mental" we're perpetuating stereotypes.
  • Eliminate the phrase "suffers from mental illness". Instead, choose, "lives with mental illness" or "is affected by mental illness".
  • When we say a person is "schizophrenic," we make their mental illness fully define their complete identity. Instead, be clear that this is a disease that individuals manage and live with, e.g. "he is living with schizophrenia".
  • There are many phrases and terms; "crazy," "nuts", "psycho", "schiz", "retard" and "lunatic" that may seem insignificant, but really aren't.

While there may be times when it is too challenging or simply not possible to politely correct someone else's insensitive use of language, you can always watch your own.