Champions of Science: The Art of Ending Stigma is a global project aimed at enhancing the conversation about eliminating stigma while calling out the importance of scientific insights about mental illnesses
Information & Resources
We’ve gathered information about mental illnesses, how they can affect different people in different ways, the impact they have on our society, and ways we can fight stigma together, as well as some helpful resources.
These groups are dedicated to serving the millions of people affected by mental illnesses. Each organization has a unique and important mission.
Conversations on Ending Stigma
Champions of Science: The Art of Ending Stigma project collaborator, Mural Arts Philadelphia, continues to work to end mental health stigma though the power of art.
New York Times
Lisa Pryor, a medical doctor and NYT countribtor, discusses the conversations around mental illnesses and stigma.
Artist Bex uses her art as an outlet to show how she feels while living with multiple mental health conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and depression.
The article showcases artwork of black artists expressing their thoughts on living with a mental illness and its reputation within black communities.
Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is taking on mental health, wellness, and substance use through her initiative, “Sisters Thrive.” Through “grace and grit,” McCray says she aims to “de-stigmatize mental illnesses and develop a more culturally competent mental health workforce.”
In this episode of CBS’ five-part digital series, “CBS Evening News Uncharted: State of Mind," the program describes how police departments and hospitals throughout the U.S. are working to change the way they interact with people living with mental illnesses to keep them out of the criminal justice system.
Young artist Sonaksha Iyengar works to raise awareness for mental health while simultaneously tackling stigma with her #AtoZofMentalHealth artwork. She depicts conditions like anxiety and depression with powerful phrases that stress how mental illnesses do not define those affected by them.
New York Times
The article shares how art has helped Wanda Ramirez, who is living with schizophrenia, combat her mental illness.
Kazuki Takizawa uses his art to communicate his experience battling mental illness while encouraging others to speak up about mental health, which can be stigmatized in Asian-American communities.
Art major Jessica Hartman captures men in a photo series while discussing their pain and stigma toward mental illnesses. The series is meant to show that men, too, should feel comfortable speaking about their mental health.