The National Day Without Stigma is a day dedicated to eliminating the discrimination and shame that surrounds mental illness.
Created by Active Minds, a student mental health advocacy organisation, their mission is to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. The put on events which seek to reduce stigmas associated with seeking help with mental health. Their statistics, from 2017, include:
- 48% of college students feel overwhelmed by all they have to do
- 51% of college students experienced overwhelming anxiety within the past year
- But only 2% of college students said they would seek help from a mental help professional in time of need.
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