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25 Mental Illness Initiatives

From Digital Therapy Apps to Bipolar Art Bookmarks

— July 23, 2012 — Social Good
In a society where stigma is associated with mental disorders, these mental illness initiatives make a point of educating individuals out of ignorance and into understanding. Although, many may think that the stigma associated with mental illness is a fixture of the past, it still percolates through society today.

By providing individuals with knowledge regarding mental health and mental illnesses, they can begin to understand that mental illness is not a choice or cry for attention, but an affliction and disease. Like most diseases, mental illness has treatments, but there is no definitive cure. Right now, all society can do is accept individuals as they are and work towards a future that doesn't judge, but aims to understand.

In order to progress in the future, society must talk about these issues and these mental illness initiatives mark the beginning of that conversation.
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Positive Change Media Agencies
Positive Change Media Agencies
Social Spider Rolls out Projects with Purpose
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Social Purpose Gardens
Social Purpose Gardens
'Landscaping With Heart' Employs People with Mental Illnesses in Vancouver
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Psychotic Time Lapse Films
Psychotic Time Lapse Films
Asylum by Drew Geraci is Bone-Chillingly Haunting
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Stigma-Ending Bistros
Stigma-Ending Bistros
'Out of This World Cafe' in Toronto Engages the Psychiatric Recovery Communi
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Wacky Well-Being Ads
Wacky Well-Being Ads
The Dare ‘Time to Change' Commercial Sheds Light on Mental Health
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Gaming for Mental Health
Gaming for Mental Health
The SPARX 3D Fantasy Game Helps Players Cope with Depression
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Anti-Stigma Food Companies
Anti-Stigma Food Companies
The Healthy Hub Creates Jobs for People with Mental Illnesses
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Mood-Altering Apps
Mood-Altering Apps
MoodAgent is an App Based on Mood Music
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Making Mental Health Cool
Making Mental Health Cool
'Celebrity Psychings' Psychoanalyzes Loony A-Listers
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Social Networking For The Mentally Ill
Social Networking For The Mentally Ill
Controversial Support Sites
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Digital Therapy Apps
Digital Therapy Apps
Buddy is a Start-Up Supporting Health Services
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Deliberately Overgrown Hospitals
Deliberately Overgrown Hospitals
Anna Schuleit Brings Flowers to the Psychiatric Ward
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Minmalist Mental Disorder Posters
Minmalist Mental Disorder Posters
Patrick Smith Uses Modern Art to Describe Mental Illnesses
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TV Shows About Mental Illness
TV Shows About Mental Illness
'United States of Tara' Deals with Dissociative Identity Disorder
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Socially Aware Streetwear
Socially Aware Streetwear
Ed's Threds Supports the Nettlefold Foundation to Prevent Youth Suicide
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Depression-Fighting Magazines
Depression-Fighting Magazines
The Marie Claire Australia 'Shine A Light' Campaign
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Day Care Coffee Shops
Day Care Coffee Shops
Daisies Cafe is for People with Mental Illness & Learning Disabilities
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Unsettlingly Vivid Imagery
Unsettlingly Vivid Imagery
Carlie Simpkin Delves into the Mind of Mental Illness Through Art
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Happy Face Hour-Counters
Happy Face Hour-Counters
Moody Watches Turn Mental Health into the Topic of the Minute
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Bipolar Art Books
Bipolar Art Books
Cult Success Daniel Johnston's Peculiar Self-Titled Release
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Ex-Con Bakeries
Ex-Con Bakeries
Dave's Killer Bread is a Quirky Social Business Giving Back with Gumption
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Doll-Headed Ads
Doll-Headed Ads
The Mental Health Foundation Campaign is Creative and Surreal
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Artistic Mental Health Signs
Artistic Mental Health Signs
Musings for Mental Health by ‘The Ghost' of We Kill You
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Psychologically Unstable Toys
Psychologically Unstable Toys
Mental Illness Stuffed Animals are Great for Young Freudians
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Personality Disorder Photography
Personality Disorder Photography
The Daniel Regan typeB Series Explores Mental Health Issues
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