Destination Dignity March
The moment has come to stand up for the dignity and rights of Americans affected by mental health conditions. On any given day, more than 60 million Americans—up to 1 in 4—are living with mental health and substance use conditions, including intense psychological distress. Nearly all of these people can recover, but social stigma and a culture of discrimination make it that much harder every day. It is still considered acceptable to fear, ridicule and discriminate against Americans with mental health conditions, also known as mental illnesses. Our nation’s negative response to mental illnesses creates barriers to recovery—reflected across the country in poverty, unemployment, homelessness, criminalization, serious medical neglect and the death by suicide of over 40,000 Americans annually.
At the Destination Dignity March, people personally affected by mental health and substance challenges step forward, along with supporters and communities from across the country, to demand change for the health of our nation.
We call for an America in which every person affected by mental health challenges is valued in their communities and supported with the right kind of help when and where they need it.
We call for a national strategy for social justice and dignity to counter the history of discrimination and stigma.
We call for all Americans who’ve experienced the impacts of mental illness, including families and providers, to join with us and march for change!
On October 10, 2016, we shall honor all on the path of recovery. In order to create a new vision of the future, organizers for Destination Dignity ask for your presence and support. Our hope is to raise enough funds for the cost of transportation, lodging, and promotion to engage as many as possible for this landmark claim to dignity.
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