Last week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) launched their new StigmaFree Company campaign; a company pledge to take a stand against the stigma that surrounds mental illness, and help support those affected by mental health conditions. We're honored and excited to announce that Wear Your Label was chosen as one of the first seven companies to join StigmaFree. Alongside us are global brands like COTY, philosophy, Kenneth Cole and Participant Media.
We launched last week by sharing our story at the NAMI National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Throughout the conference we met some pretty amazing people, doing really awesome things: from a young mental health writer, to a group of guys driving across America in a chicken car to raise awareness for mental health.
One of our favorite moments of the convention was facilitating a workshop with 50 NAMI young people, talking about ways to create these conversations on a larger scale. It's great when we talk about stigma with the people who "get it" but it's a lot harder to create change with people who "don't get it". We're pretty confident that a lot of big things will be happening in the near future, if the people we met are any indication.
To learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness, click here.
If you want to get involved, you can take the StigmaFree pledge here.