We’re happy to share with you this great new project by our friends over at BringChange2Mind (BC2M), the national organization co-founded by Glenn Close that works to combat stereotypes around mental health. It’s called #MindOurFuture and the goal is to increase awareness around mental health issues by people sharing their personal stories on YouTube.
Here’s the scoop that BringChange2Mind shared with us. We pass it along with our wholehearted recommendation.
Let’s create a movement that ends the fear, the shame, and the misunderstanding of mental health issues. The topic can be daunting and the unfamiliar makes many of us uncomfortable.
So let’s break it down to its simplest form: A conversation — One that changes the narrative of mental illness from one of stigma to one of hope.
Millennials and GenZs, let’s rise to the occasion and be forever remembered for ending the stigma of mental illness once and for all. Share your story about lending help or reaching out for help during a mental health struggle by recording and uploading a video to YouTube tagged with #MindOurFuture.
Once we have viewed all of the videos, we will be selecting a handful of submissions to be featured in our next professionally produced, nationally distributed PSA!
BC2M is currently accepting video submissions via YouTube tagged with #MindOurFuture until Monday, February 29, 2016.
Let’s start the conversation about mental health, and end stigma!
And in case you haven’t heard of BC2M, Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with.
We hope you participate in the project and upload your video about lending or reaching out for help during a mental health struggle to YouTube. Don’t forget to tag it with the hashtag: #MindOurFuture