New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 24, 2021

rural mental wellness toolkit

The Stigma-Free Society has just released their new Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit!

The Stigma-Free Society created the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit to let individuals living in rural communities know that it is OK to reach out for help and that they are not alone. We all have mental health, and it is just as important as our physical health.

Inside the toolkit you will find engaging resources for audiences including youth, families and seniors. The Inspiring Stories for You section showcases videos of rural residents who open up the conversation around mental health and stigma. Peer Support Facilitator Training Program in collaboration with Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH will be offered in the upcoming months for people living in rural communities, who can then create peer support groups.

>> Explore the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit here! <<

 

Seeking Contributions

Want to share your mental health story in the Toolkit? The Stigma Society is looking to recruit mental health advocates, or any folks who have personal experience with mental health, from rural and agricultural communities to be part of a video campaign for their Toolkit and on their social media. The campaign is called Inspiring Stories and can be found here

If you would like to get involved, please email ellen@stigmafreesociety.com for more information.

About the Stigma-Free Society

The Stigma-Free Society (SFS) is a Canadian registered charity since 2010. They are committed to combating stigma of all kinds that exist in our society, with a focus on the stigma around mental health and mental illness. The Society’s mission is to create awareness of the various stigmas that exist in the world, develop an understanding of the challenges that numerous people face, and encourage all people to foster acceptance of themselves and others. Their programs cultivate, encourage, and educate diverse communities to be inclusive and compassionate. The Society fosters its work through education, support, and leadership, helping people achieve personal empowerment by providing peer support and raising awareness through education in schools and the community.

Learn More about the Organization:

Stigma-Free Society Social Media Handles

Web: stigmafreesociety.com

Instagram: @stigmafreesocietysfs

Facebook: @stigmafreesocietySFS

Linked In: Stigma-Free Society 

Twitter: @SFsociety_

Rural Mental Wellness Social Media Handles

Web: ruralmentalwellness.com

Instagram: @ruralmentalwellness

Facebook: @ruralmentalwellness

Twitter: @ruralwellness

Questions? Feedback?

If you have any questions about this new program, please don’t hesitate to contact the Stigma-Free Society at info@stigmafreesociety.com.

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