At Momentum Hope, we understand the gravity of the mental health crisis and how essential it is to break the stigma surrounding it. That’s why our intention is to be a source of light for anyone lost in the darkness of mental illness.
As a non-profit organization, we strive to provide education, resources, and support to individuals and families affected by mental health disorders.
Mental health disorders are a global concern, affecting one in four people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Depression, in particular, is a leading cause of disability globally, while suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds. These statistics highlight the need for greater awareness surrounding mental health.
Mental illness is a complex issue that affects millions of people around the world, yet it still carries a heavy stigma.
This can cause individuals to feel isolated, ashamed, and reluctant to seek help. Unfortunately, this can lead to untreated mental health disorders, which can worsen over time, leading to severe consequences.
At Momentum Hope, we are committed to breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness and creating a safe, supportive community for those affected by mental illness. We believe that by working together we can create a more understanding and accepting society, and encourage more individuals to seek the help they need.
Here are some actionable ways we can all aim toward shattering the mental health stigma:
Speak up and share your story or the story of someone you know who has struggled with mental illness. Sharing personal experiences can help raise awareness, educate others and decrease the shame and isolation surrounding mental illness.
Educate yourself and others on mental health disorders. The more knowledge we have, the better equipped we are to identify, understand, and support those affected.
Show your support to those affected by mental illness by wearing a green ribbon, the universal symbol of mental health.
Show kindness and empathy to those affected by mental illness. Often, simple acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life.
Challenge negative stereotypes and discrimination against people with mental illness.
Speak up against derogatory language or harmful stereotypes in media and everyday conversations.
Support organizations and initiatives that focus on breaking the stigma of mental illness and providing support to those affected by mental health disorders.
Get involved in advocacy efforts to push for better policies and laws to support mental health.
Take care of your own mental health and set a good example by talking openly and positively about mental health and seeking help if needed.
By taking these steps, we can all contribute to breaking the stigma of mental illness and empowering those affected by mental health disorders to seek help and lead fulfilling lives.
At Momentum Hope, we are dedicated to working together to make this a reality. Join us in our mission to break the stigma of mental health and provide support to those who need our undivided attention.
Mental health disorders are a diverse group of conditions that affect a person’s mood, thoughts, and behavior. Some of the most common mental health disorders include:
A mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest.
A group of disorders characterized by feelings of fear, nervousness, and agitation.
A disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression.
A disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking.
As a community-driven organization, Momentum Hope welcomes the participation of individuals and families who wish to contribute to our mission. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and a platform for sharing stories and raising awareness.