Hope For The Day(HFTD), the global Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Education non-profit, launches StigmaSwearJar.com and debuts Suicide Prevention Month PSA inviting the community to tell stigma how you really feel!
HFTD CEO/founder, Jonny Boucher talks about the need to normalize the dialogue on mental health challenges and the importance of starting with stigma. “The truth is, stigmas look differently for all of us. It’s important that we invite everyone to break the silence around suicide and mental health to gain their perspectives which we know leads to building better resources and opportunities for communities to be healthier. Swearing isn’t for everyone but it’s a fun way to invite people to express themselves and also raise funds for the free mental health education workshops HFTD provides.”
The Stigma Swear Jar allows just that, an opportunity to express yourself by writing a note to stigma and while there, donate to support Hope For The Day’s proactive suicide prevention and mental health education programs. “Education is key. Our 2020 goal was to educate 20,000 people this year and with our digital pivot – we have educated over 21,500 individuals through our clinically backed and peer-led mental health education experiences. The funding from the swear jar will allow us to provide free education for more individuals well throughout 2021.”
100% of the proceeds from StigmaSwearJar.com support HFTD’s proactive suicide prevention and mental health education programs allowing more accessibility to resources + education. The campaign runs through the month of September and Hope For The Day encourages everyone to get involved because “The more we talk about mental health, the more we realize we are not alone.”