ACTW was launched in the Spring of 2014 to engage community members in conversations about and action toward mental health and wellness. Through community collaborations, consumer resources, professional training opportunities, quality research and rigorous counselor education and supervision, ACTW seeks to bring information and resources to those suffering and their allies while working to end mental health discrimination.
What is a Stigma?
Stigma is a set of negative beliefs that is often unfairly held by a group of people, or society as a whole, and can lead to discrimination. Many people suffering from poor mental health do not reach out for help due to the existing stigma around seeking treatment and the fear of being labeled as their illness. For more information on stigma and how to fight it, watch the video below!
ACTW hopes that our online resources and regional events will empower all of us to speak up and reach out to end mental health discrimination and inspire wellness. Join the conversation about mental health awareness and wellness by staying connected through social media and Vibe, Festival of Wellness.