“If my son had cancer or was diagnosed with diabetes, I’d be doing all the research I can to find out what resources are out there, how I can help him, how I can be supportive of him. I’m not a doctor, but you can still support a loved one going through cancer/chemo – same thing with mental illness … there are ways to support them. Learning about it and asking for help is the first step. We should not ever feel ashamed or embarrassed about it. Your brain can get sick just as easy as any other part of your body … it’s OK to not be OK.”

- Kelly, Transfer Center, St. Charles Bend, explaining the event she's organizing about the stigma around mental illness. Stomp Out Stigma will be held on Sept. 15 at Sky View Middle School

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