Stop Stigma Sacramento Fact Sheet

Do You Know How to Reach Out to a Friend or Loved One Who May Be Living With a Mental Illness?

When you see a friend or a loved one who may be struggling with their mental health, it can be difficult to know what they need. However, a great way to find out is to talk to them about how you can best provide support. If you want to be there for a friend or […]

Know the Signs of Mental Illness

Mental health conditions can show up in many different ways. There is no single definition of what individuals living with mental illness experience or what behaviors their friends or families should look for. However, there are some common signs that may suggest somebody is experiencing a mental health issue – especially if the behavior is […]

Mental Health Myths & Facts

Mental illnesses are common, yet often widely misunderstood. With one in five people living with a mental illness, we all likely know someone who has experienced a mental health condition at some point. However, there are still many myths and hurtful attitudes surrounding mental illnesses that fuel stigma and discrimination and make it harder for […]

“Mental Illness: It’s Not Always What You Think” Project

The “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project was initiated in 2012 by the Sacramento County Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services (DHS/BHS) to: Reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness Promote mental health and wellness Inspire hope for individuals and families living with mental illness