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NoStigmas | Mental Health Your Way

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Causes: Civil Rights, Education, Mental Health

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that no one faces mental health challenges alone. We envision a world without shame or discrimination related to mental health, brain disease, behavioral disorders, trauma, suicide and addiction with universal access to mental health education, support, and resources. We aim to cultivate the go-to peer support community and be the driving force behind a positive shift in perspective by fostering a culture of inclusion and empowerment -- creating a world with NoStigmas.

Results: - Social media community of 75,000+ - Mailing list of over 10,000 individuals - Ally Program with 1,800+ participants since launch in May 2017 - Peer Support Group with 300+ members - Directory of 290 community-based support resources - 120+ Ally Stories shared - 80+ educational articles written - 52 professionally produced Public Service Announcements (PSAs) - Internationally recognized and trademarked name and branding - Ally Training program (copyright submitted, independent study pending) - Robust technological infrastructure scalable for exponential growth - Onstaff lived-experience speakers and workshop facilitators - Program marketing and outreach toolkits * Current as of 3/1/18

Target demographics: We serve anyone affected by mental health or suicide-related challenges.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2,000 Allies, 5,000 event attendees and 75,000 community members.

Geographic areas served: We facilitate a global network.

Programs: - Ally Training Program - Peer-2-Peer Support - Inspiring Events - Dynamic Speakers - Resource Database - Learning Center - Stories of Hope

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Gregory B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love all of the insight and information that this group provides to help me live my best life in recovery from mental health issues.

Laurie K.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nostigmas is spreading the word! You are not alone and it is ok to talk about mental health. Great ally training program and live trainings.

Previous Stories
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Donor

Rating: 5

Nostigmas provides great resources, allowing people to connect and strengthen each other through shared struggles and victories. The Ally program empowers through education and training. By giving people a means to express their stories, their way, NoStigmas gives a much needed voice to those that live with mental health issues, helping to fight the stigmas that surround mental illness and suicide.

Caitlin Leigh G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am working towards becoming a volunteer with this nonprofit and love their mission of ending the stigma of living with mental health issues. It is truly an inclusive organization with caring people in charge.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tremendous educational venue. We all need more awareness of mental health issues and how our loved ones and member of society at large are affected by the symptoms. There needs to be many, many stories being told of how families are affected and how those with mental health issues are coping.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has been an incredible source of community and sharing for me and my friends and family. I think suicide prevention and mental health awareness is only becoming more prevalent and the need to make it unstigmatized is bigger than ever. Thank you to NoStigmas for providing a safe place for us to make what we commonly tend to think are uncomfortable topics, normal.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has helped me get through some of the worst times and the support from the NoStigmas team and community is ever-growing, loving and supportive. I recommend them to everyone I know.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great team that gives lots of useful information! The lessons in the Ally Training are beneficial for anyone.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NoStigmas has helped many people across the nation feel normal for having a mental illness. Without their powerful message, I wouldn’t have opened up about my depression and anxiety. Also, NoStigmas has helped me to share my story. They mailed me stickers, handouts, and informational pamphlets for my event. They also have amazing opportunities within this organization. On their website, they have volunteer opportunities, an option to share your own story, fundraising opportunities, and so much more. If you ever get the chance to work with NoStigmas, do so, because it will be one of the best experiences you’ve ever had. Their team is amazing, their website is amazing, their mission is amazing, and NoStigmas is undoubtedly amazing.

Linny G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I find No Stigmas particularly helpful if you are going through a crisis or hard time and do not want to bother friends or family with the issue. It is a great option for getting advice or information as sometimes friends and family are not equipped or able to help. Just others sharing their experiences with mental illness has been so helpful and provided insight. Especially seeing so many people on this forum in school, relationships and working. Helping to break the stigma of typical prognosis for some of the labels given. It was also nice to see others open about the labels they were given by doctors. And how they overcome the stigma of those labels in day to day life. Also being on a forum where others take psychotropic meds or have had experience getting off of them has been very helpful. By using this forum I can focus on other topics with my family and friends so that my illness does not define who I am with those relationships.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An organization and community full of people who truly do not judge others!

2 Kathleen M.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jake from NoStigmas courageously shares his story to help others believe recovery is possible. I have seen a wide range in his reach to share his message. Whether it be at a private event or while speaking with inmates he reiterates that mental illnesses and suicide do not discriminate. Jake is an inspiration and I believe in his goal for a world that has NoStigmas.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is such a powerful example of how passionate volunteers can come together to change the world. There is a place for everyone at any capacity, and it’s an honor to be part of the important work they’re doing.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the approach that NoStigmas take to reach people in need of help with their emotional problems. My experience has been limited to personal ones involving two of their staff. They both were great at helping me understand that my approach to emotional

2 Kirsten K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To me, No Stigma represents our everyday fight against stigma. Even though when I think of Stigma, I equate it to mental illness, they deal with Stigmas from all walks of light. The staff is knowledgeable and their articles express how things affect them and their caretakers directly

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have sent many friends and anyone dealing with depression to their site and have heard great comments back from them. They didn't feel preached at nor judged. I feel with all the negativity in the world today people need to know there is a way out rather than suicide.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing outlet for mental health education and assistance when needed. I've become more active in the whole system because I am on a solo journey of healing my emtional disorders, Anxiety and Depression.
Thank you for No Stigmas, it is the best.

2 Havelanche

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was involved in a terrible domestic violence accident where I was pushed into glass and ended up with 800 stitches in my knee. After that I sought counseling for PTSD and years later discovered I am bipolar. I am now properly medicated and fully functional. When I found no stigmas I felt like it was the perfect concept for someone like me, who has had two things happen (domestic violence and bipolar) that have a lot of shame and stigma associated. I am grateful for the community of people who understand mental illness and abuse.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No one should have to face it alone! There’s people who get it at NoStigmas.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have simply not encountered another organization like NoStigmas, and this is extended to the people who make it all happen. No one cares more about mental health than the folks at NoStigmas, and everyone works tirelessly to bring awareness and provide for the community.

1 Erica P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NoStigmas has become a home for my mental health. Prior to finding NoStigmas, I felt alone in my mental health journey. NoStigmas has provided a space for me to be open about my experiences and has gifted me with a peer support community that has made a difference my ability to manage my mental health conditions.