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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:10 PM


​Welcome everyone to Project I Am Not Ashamed. I created this project for one simple reason--breaking the mental health stigma one person at a time. We will do this in a simplistic way.

This project was just launched on 02-17 and we are already represented by 4 U.S states, 9 cities and 3 countries. We have one television station, 1 radio station and 2 newspapers so far that will run a story on this project. When: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at any time you wish.

What: We will go to the streets of our own community with a sign that simply reads “I have (your mental illness) or I am a loved one of someone with (their disorder) and I am not ashamed. Break the Stigma #Project I Am Not Ashamed.”

Details: The event will be held for 4 hours. You can pick what time you go out to the streets. You are welcome to go out alone or bring a friend or family member for support. If you are a loved one of someone with mental illness we want you out there too. You can write the message on cardboard or a box-your choice. Find a high populated area where you will be able to talk to as many people as you can who are on foot. Simply ask them to read your sign and ask if they would be willing to talk to you for a minute. Reel them in, talk about your illness and what we are trying to accomplish. Educate them on your particular illness.

Take photos while you are on the streets. Take selfies with your sign. If you are given consent, take selfies with those you speak to. Post your photos on your social media accounts and if on Twitter, again, add the hashtag #ProjectIAmNotAshamed. There are many individuals who may not want to out themselves as having an illness and I do understand. But just remember that if we do not put a face and name to mental illness we are only feeding into the stigma.

Finally, this will be an annual event. I look forward to having individuals from all over the world represent the project and spread the word that we are not evil people. We are not bad people. We simply have been or are currently sick. If you are interested in joining this event please contact me.

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