The Superpower of Ending Stigma
For National Comic Book Day (or any day!), here are two good examples of NAMI members opening up about mental health challenges.
“Wonder Woman said, ‘We have to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves.’ It reminded me why I am an advocate…” Read the full post on NAMI National’s website.
Former WWE star and NAMI Ambassador AJ Mendez wrote a book called “Crazy is My Superpower.” In the NAMI interview, she shares, “I would tell any Hispanic family it takes so much more strength it is so much braver to ask for help, to talk to each other about what you’re experiencing. .. We don’t have to be tougher, we don’t have to be quiet. You know, strength does not have to be synonymous with silence.” More of her inspiring words in the full video interview below and in a blog post for NAMI National.
Telling personal stories of recovery can be one of the most effective ways to diminish stigma and help individuals and families who are facing challenges related to mental health conditions. Submit your story for consideration.