Distorted Perceptions: a campaign to challenge myths and misperceptions about mental illness and addictions
Distorted Perceptions: Refocus and Look Again

Distorted Perceptions

a campaign to challenge myths and misperceptions about mental illness and addictions 



Take a minute to spread the message about
stigma and behavioral health. 

Join the campaign by sharing the following tweets with your community!

What's the #1 barrier to recovery from mental health and/or substance use issues? STIGMA! 

It hurts relationships, access to opportunities and even medical care. Are you sure you're seeing clearly? 

Refocus and look again - see the whole person. #refocuslookagain #distortedperceptions.org #stopstigma

 Are assumptions about behavioral health disorders clouding your vision? 

Refocus and look again - see the whole person.#refocuslookagain #distortedperceptions.org #stopstigma

1 in 4 Marylanders lives with a behavioral health disorder. Stigma about mental health and substance use 
hurts ALL of us. Refocus and look again - see the whole person. 
#refocuslookagain #distortedperceptions.org #stopstigma

Hopelessness. Isolation. Barriers. Discrimination. Stigma. Our misconceptions and false assumptions 
make the road to recovery from mental health and substance use disorders so much harder. 
Are you sure you're seeing clearly? Refocus and look again - see the whole person. #refocuslookagain #distortedperceptions.org #stopstigma

 
 
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I pledge to challenge my own perceptions about people who have mental health and/or substance use disorders.


I pledge to speak out and share knowledge to help others recognize stigma.


I pledge to become an agent of change by being a part of the larger conversation to reduce stigma associated with behavioral health.

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