Reducing Stigma In Our Communities
Stigma is a significant barrier not only in seeking treatment, but in finding fulfillment and success in relationships, school, work and more. Our goal is to eliminate the stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination that make up the stigma of mental health, resulting in more people feeling empowered to receive life-saving treatment.
Rogers InHealth was created specifically for this purpose.
Supported through private donations made through the Foundation, InHealth has the ability to impact thousands of lives across work, civic, faith and school communities in Wisconsin and beyond.
Your support of this program will enable InHealth to continue its ground-breaking work in the following areas:
- Create and maintain a complete video library of people sharing their stories of hope and recovery to increase understanding of mental health disease. You can view these videos at rogersinhealth.org.
- Facilitate a state-wide coalition of 80+ organizations and individuals working together to reduce the stigma of mental illness in Wisconsin. This coalition is called WISE (Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination).
- Support children’s mental health in schools by creating
web-based resources and training for teachers and for the Department of Public Instruction.
- Provide consultation and training for community partnership projects such as Mental Health in the Workplace (MHA), as well as faith organizations and neighborhood networks in Milwaukee.
You can help end stigma by listening to people with a lived experience, tell a story about recovery, bring the conversation into your community and wear lime green (the color of mental health and awareness) to create curiosity.
“When my husband lost his battle with alcoholism and depression, my kids and I dealt with a lot of whispering and pointing. We talked about how their dad had a disease that overtook him. They have nothing to be ashamed of.
Then I attended a Foundation event featuring Trenni Kusnierek and her battle with depression. I wasn’t prepared for the impact of that presentation. It solidified to me how much Rogers is needed. I knew I wanted to help!”