An Invitation to Contribute Your Words to A New MDABC Anti-Stigma Video Project

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Part of the MDABC mission is to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health issues by offering information to the public which offers a realistic, and empathetic view of the impact that mental health concerns have on individuals, families, and communities. Like other mental health agencies, the MDABC is seeking to build a society in which people can come forward with their mental health concerns without the fear of being unfairly judged or discriminated against. One way in which we create an atmosphere of acceptance is by creating videos about mental health which are available to the public on our YouTube channel.

We are very excited to invite you to contribute your words to our next video project. This video will be titled “What People Living with Mental Health Concerns Want You to Know”. It is inspired by the video “What people with depression want you to know” which is a very highly-viewed video from Buzzfeed. Just like the Buzzfeed video, we will superimpose the real words of the contributors over photographic images. We will not be posting any names associated with the words.

Is there something that you would like to say to the public about living with a mental health challenge? If you are interested in being a contributor to this video, please send your words to Polly at polly.guetta@mdabc.net. Submissions should be no longer that 20 words in total. Deadline for submissions is January 1st, 2016.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to help us create a video that will dispel the misconceptions about mental health and help our non-profit agency to STOMP THE STIGMA!!!!

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