Will you help us normalize this concept?!
Did you know that, for many individuals, it can be scary or overwhelming to discuss their own behavioral health? Some cultures are not as open to acknowledging behavioral health as real or something that needs to be cared for.
It's easy for individuals who do struggle with behavioral health conditions to feel stigmatized or rejected because of the negative beliefs surrounding behavioral health.
The Behavioral Health Committee - with help from our Public Health Research Associate, Ayanna Jones - has been working to formalize a virtual living mural to reduce stigma around behavioral health and the use of behavioral health services.
Art can often be a medium for expressing oneself without fear or shame. And we anticipate this mural doing just that. We hope that those who participate will feel free to share as much or as little as they desire and know that by stepping up they may inspire someone else to step out.
Please encourage others to participate by sharing the Living Mural infographic with your social networks. We are also looking for individuals (especially diverse community leaders and local celebrities) to consider participating in a video interview that would allow for an even greater impact to those we are trying to reach. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in a video interview, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.