With suicide becoming the leading cause of death, we cannot continue to tolerate the stigma attached to mental illness
Mental Health funds in Califonia are provided by Proposition 63, a legislation that taxes millionaires one percent of their income through the state personal income tax.
Stigma discourages people from seeking mental healthcare
Mental illness creates a tremendous loss of wages for individuals
The stigma associated with mental illness often prevents individuals most at risk from seeking out or receiving the services most needed.
Due to stigma, those suffering from mental illness are perceived as more emotionally unstable, less interesting, and less competent than those suffering from other medical conditions
Untreated mental illness can impact one’s ability to parent, and puts children at an increased risk of inheriting their parent’s mental illness
Mental health conditions are more likely to evoke stigma as compared with medical conditions.
Stressful life events may be more likely trigger mental health issues