Bust the stigma – Say it forward!

October 07, 2014

sayitforwardWhen it comes to mental health conditions, silence is not golden. Silence breeds stigma, and stigma prevents people from seeking life-saving treatment and support. 

Network faithful are encouraged to join participate in the International Bipolar Foundation social media campaign the week of Oct. 6-12 to fight the stigma of mental illness and encourage those who need it, to seek treatment. 

  • Help us “bust the stigma” by “saying it forward.” 

Starting Oct. 6, visit to share the facts and shatter the myths of mental illness through email, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can also share your stories and stigma-busting triumphs by using the hashtags #BustTheStigma and #SayItForward. Last year we reached more than a million people, and with your support, the International Bipolar Foundation hopes to surpass that milestone this year.

When we separate myth from fact, stigma loses its power and seeking treatment is less scary for those who need help. Help fight stigma!

  • Twitter – Direct Message starting Oct. 6 
    When it comes to mental health, silence is not golden. Retweet our messages and spread the truth about mental illness. #BustTheStigma #SayItForward 
  • Facebook – Direct Message  
    Help us #BustTheStigma. This week is the annual social media campaign, Say It Forward, which helps fight the stigma of mental illness and encourage those who need it to seek treatment. 

Please show your support by visiting and participating in saying it forward! 

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