I wanted to share with you the details on a powerful foundation called BringChange2Mind (BC2M). It's a national organization co-founded by Glenn Close that works to combat stereotypes around Mental Health.
Recently it launched the #MindOurFuture campaign, that asks people to share their stories about helping or reaching out for help during a mental health struggle.
BC2M is currently accepting video submissions via YouTube tagged with #MindOurFuture until February 29th. Following the close of submissions, a designated team will be selecting a handful of submissions to be featured in the next professionally produced, nationally distributed PSA. So be sure to get your submissions in now in order to be considered.
Let’s create a movement that ends the fear, the shame, and the misunderstanding of mental health issues. The topic can be daunting and the unfamiliar makes many of us uncomfortable. So let’s break it down to its simplest form: A conversation — One that changes the narrative of mental illness from one of stigma to one of hope.
Millennials and GenZs, let's rise to the occasion and be forever remembered for ending the stigma of mental illness once and for all. Share your story about lending help or reaching out for help during a mental health struggle by recording and uploading a video to YouTube tagged with #MindOurFuture.
Once we have viewed all of the videos, we will be selecting a handful of submissions to be featured in our next professionally produced, nationally distributed PSA!
Let's start the conversation about mental health, and end stigma!
To end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness. To act as a portal to a broad coalition of organizations that provide service, screening, information, support and treatment of mental illness.
Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with.