ABOUT RETHINK MENTAL HEALTH
Rethink is a website that promotes mental health advocacy, education, and creative expression in an effort to eliminate the stigmatization of mental health, especially among children and young adults. This website strives to improve the way society views and treats mental health. As a result, more individuals can speak openly about what they are experiencing and seek professional help without fear of judgement, discrimination or harassment.
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, and yet nearly 40% of them don't seek treatment or help from others. Research shows that people with mental illness have fewer opportunities related to work, independent living, and primary health care because of public stigma. The negative stigma on mental health is a serious issue in today's society. In public stigma, the population endorses stereotypes of mental illness leading them to discriminate against people with the label.