Fighting Stigma

Cenpatico’s® Stigma Reduction Efforts

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health states that its first goal is to help Americans understand that Mental Health is necessary to overall health.

With respect to this goal the Commission makes the following suggestions:

  • First, to ’advance and implement a national campaign to reduce stigma’ care, and a national plan to prevent suicide.
  • Second, to ’address mental health with the same urgency as physical health.’

Cenpatico® will work with the community to help get rid of the judgment and bias that comes with the stigma of mental illness.

Cenpatico® will create trainings for people.  We will teach people with a mental illness, substance use disorders, along with their family members and community members. Our goal is for them to learn ways to fight stigma.

Cenpatico® will also work with staff members to teach them about the myths and truths of  behavioral health problems and mental illness.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela