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You can make a difference and improve the lives of people living with a mental illness by using your voice to fight stigma, raise awareness, and support others. This section of the Toolkit includes: 

  • Information on raising awareness and fighting stigma. 
  • Information on participating in mental health research.

Fight stigma and support mental health »

Despite all of the advances made in understanding depression and other mental illnesses, these conditions are still stigmatized. The negative perception of mental illness probably comes from people not understanding mental illness or what it means to struggle with a mental illness.

Participation in mental health research »

Clinical research is a partnership between healthcare professionals, scientists, and patients with the goal of improving medical care, curing diseases, and improving quality of life.