Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they’ve been personally affected by mental illness or not.
The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help spread awareness. What’s really nice is that there are FREE (!) downloads of these (and others).
The web-site also has links to support for those who require it. But it also has fun activities for all. There’s a mental health quiz you can take to test your knowledge on mental health stigmatization.
Lastly, the web-site has a section dedicated to pledges. Pledges from those who want to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. I’ve made my pledge, have you made yours?
Alex Newton is a nursing student and mental health advocate. She grew up in a small town and plans on moving to London, England one day and open up her own health practice. She has a cat named Maya who she adopted whilst going through some difficulties. She’s a daughter, sister, and warrior who enjoys a nice cuppa tea.