“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”
Brandon Marshall, a player for the Chicago Bears, was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2011. In honor of Mental Health Week, he wore green shoes during the game last night. The NFL has a uniform violation policy that results in a fine, usually around $5,000, and Marshall is going to match that fine with a donation to charity. Way to go, Brandon Marshall!
Never forget that little things can make a difference. How can you be a Stigma Fighter?
“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” —John C. Maxwell
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” — Napoleon Hill
Safe Now EMU was created just about a year ago today. As co-Founder, it has been my pride and joy since it’s creation. To be able to orchestrate events to help educate our campus on mental health and suicide prevention and, therefore, change people’s lives, has meant a lot to me.
Now as Safe Now Active Minds, we are stronger then ever and have acquired more abilities and resources to make this campaign a truly campus-wide effort. Our mission is to provide Eastern Michigan’s campus with a community for knowledge and support about mental health and suicide prevention, reduce affiliated stigmas, and promote healthy lifestyles for all members of the community. As an EMU student organization, we pledge to support continuous education on mental health, and work to break down the barriers in society and policy that limit our scope.
Thank you for your continued support and Stay Safe!
-Bryan Michalowski, President, Safe Now Active Minds
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” — Albert Einstein
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” — Marsha Petrie Sue
“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”— Anthony Robbins