We often feel intimidated or scared when we encounter something we don’t understand, something unknown or different from what we normally see around us. We tend to either avoid or at worst, drive away what seems foreign to us, but this would just make our lack of understanding even worse as we wouldn’t know why something is different or how we can work together.
For Patrick Kennedy, breaking the stigma on mental illness is one of the most significant advocacies as he too has his own story of mental illness and substance misuse. And so he, along with mental health advocacy organizations launched the Mental Health for US campaign.
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