ABOUT RETHINK MENTAL HEALTH INCORPORATED
Rethink Mental Health Incorporated promotes mental health advocacy and education in an effort to eliminate the stigmatization of people suffering with mental illness, especially children and young adults. Through our many initiatives, we strive to improve the way society treats and views mental health. As a result, more people can speak openly about what they are experiencing and seek professional help without the 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.
RETHINK MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES
We often see mental health movements that promote awareness, but at Rethink Mental Health Incorporated we believe the time for awareness has long passed. Now is the time for advocacy, education, and most of all empowerment so no one has to feel alone or isolated in their struggles with mental health. By building this network of Mental Health Advocates, our organization hopes to continue spreading this message through the powerful voices of influencers!