College of Pharmacy Faculty, Staff and Students
The CPNP Student Chapter has some incredible events coming in the next few weeks! We hope you will have the opportunity to learn more about our chapter and upcoming outreach efforts within our community. Our chapter is launching the first ever Stigma Free Campaign. We invite you to join us in our efforts in supporting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by taking the steps to be stigma free against those living with mental illness. How do you take the pledge to become stigma free, you ask? It is as simple as following these simple steps:
Step 1: Educate yourself
- Everyone knows a little about mental health issues but knowing the facts about mental illness can help you educate others and reject stigmatizing stereotypes. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Understanding mental health isn't only about being able to identify symptoms and having a name for these conditions but dispelling many false ideas about mental health conditions as well.
Step 2: See the Person and not the Illness
- 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition and each of them has their own story, path and journey that says more about them than their diagnoses. Whether you live with mental illness or are a friend, family member, care giver or medical professional getting to know a person and treating them with kindness and empathy means far more than just knowing what they are going through.
Step 3: Take Action on Mental Health Issues
- Our mental health care systems have been in crisis for far too long and often keep treatment and recovery out of the hands of many who need it. We can take action now as we push for better legislation and policies to improve lives for everyone. By lending your support you can show that this cause important to you and desperately needed for millions of Americans
Now it is time to take the stigma free pledge! You can find it located here https://www.nami.org/stigmafree#pledge . How wonderful would it be that our College of Pharmacy stood together to support such an incredible cause? We can all play an active role in changing the world’s views on mental illness and provide the hope that is needed even in our own community.
Our student chapter is selling T-shirts to support the stigma free campaign! Shirt designs are attached above and can be found HERE on our order form. Shirts can also be ordered at our online store found at https://www.agpestores.com/mrteesaz/groups.php under the Stigma Free Campaign.
All proceeds will be donated in honor of NAMI at the NAMIWalk on Saturday, April 2nd.
Orders are accepted through March 18th. T-shirts will be available for pick up or delivery on March 30th. Thank you for your continued support of CPNP student chapter!