DEADLINE TO GIVE: MAY 31, 2017
My name is Anthony Hammes and I have #NoStigmas.
...but it wasn't always this way. As a childhood survivor of domestic violence, I've struggled with anxiety and ptsd; debilitating disorders that kept me physically removed from the world while the impact of the associated stigmas kept me isolated from ever sharing my story.
Organizations like NoStigmas that offer peer support are fundamental in breaking down the barriers that stigmas uphold. May is Mental Health Awareness Month - and we need your help. Our hope is to build a network of compassionate, educated and inspired individuals that share a common goal of eliminating stigmas about mental health and bring awareness to mental illness and help prevent suicide.
Today I am proud to serve as Vice President on the board of directors of NoStigmas - and will continue to share my story to remind everyone that you are not alone. We are glad you're here.
NoStigmas empowers a global mental health community through education, support and action. It's mental health our way - created for peers, by peers!