The Alliance for Community Transformation and Wellness (ACTW) was established in 2014 with the goal of engaging the Inland Empire (IE) community 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. Since its inception, ACTW has developed a number of pathways for engaging the community and building new partnerships including, Out in the Open; Vibe Festival of Wellness and; Refine Mural Tour 2018
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.