May 5: Blue Elephants Help Fight Mental Illness and Stigma at Mount Allison University (Video)
Apr 21: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health congratulates the government on Funding announcements for Mental Health Organizations, Research and Services. (PDF)
Apr 20: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Opens Nominations For the 13th Annual Faces of Mental Illness Campaign. (PDF)
About the Campaign
Elephant in the Room is a national anti-stigma campaign designed to address the stigma associated with mental Illness.
When you display your blue elephant, you show that you care about the wellness of others and demonstrate that this is a safe place to talk about mental illness, without fear of being viewed differently.When you see our little blue elephant, you know that this is a safe place to speak about any mental health issues you or your family may be having. You will be treated with respect and dignity and you will find the support and understanding from a friend who cares.
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Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Posters
MDSC strives to assist organizations in raising awareness and reducing stigma. One of the best methods of reducing stigma is by displaying posters that provide key activities that we can all do to promote healthier environments.
Download and print these posters for display. These are all free of charge and we encourage you to use them.
We can also develop larger posters for your business, school or for any other requirement you may have. We can add your logo to the file and email you the posters for printing. Please contact us directly for this service.
Stigma can seem invisible but its effects are not. People with mental illness say that stigma can be worse than the illness itself. Taking action against stigma begins with you and your own recovery. The small blue elephant is a powerful symbol. People place it on their desk at work or carry it in their car. They put it anywhere they want to signal a stigma free zone where you can talk about mental illness.
In order to get your own elephant in the room, go to CanadaHelps and dedicate your donation to fighting stigma. Be sure to fill in your name and address.
Thank you for helping to raise awareness, educate others, and reduce stigma.
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Additional ResourcesBrochure (PDF)
Webpage of resources (link)
Learn more about the organizations that have launched Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaigns at their places of work or schools. More...
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