Oct 2: We are happy to announce that St Francis Xavier University Student`s Union has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school. (Read News Release)
Oct 1: We are happy to announce that Rocky Lake Junior High School has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school. (Read News Release)
Sept 28: We are happy to announce that Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) at Trent University has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local university. (Read News Release)
Sept 24: MDSC Associate National Executive Director addresses opening ceremonies at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) in Vancouver this morning. Mental health leaders from 8 countries have come together to accelerate change toward mental health, well-being and inclusion. (Read more)
Sept 22: George Cope, President and CEO of Bell announces that Bell Let's Talk will continue for another 5 years and they will add another $50 million to their efforts. This brings Bell's total commitment to mental health to $100 million. (Read more)
|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 it's 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.
The Anti-Stigma Posters
The 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 and educate others to reduce stigma.
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Additional ResourcesBrochure (PDF)
Webpage of resources (link)
Read May 2015 E-News