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“Opening Minds, Ending Stigma” is a statewide campaign to raise awareness about mental illness which is impacting young people in record numbers.

One in five young people in Michigan experiences some sort of mental health disorder

With 75-percent of all mental disorders appearing by the time someone is 24 years old, nearly half go untreated. Too often stigma gets in the way of getting help that is needed.

“Opening Minds, Ending Stigma” aims to educate the community about mental health through inspirational TV specials, public service announcements and social media vignettes featuring young people who have disorders and are champions for ending the stigma.

The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is teaming up in the breakthrough “Opening Minds, Ending Stigma” effort.

We invite you, your family, your school, your organization, your community to join us as we work to help change the conversation about mental illness through “Opening Minds, Ending Stigma.”

FF_Logo2The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation is a Detroit-based private grantmaking organization with a mission to improve the quality, scope and delivery of mental health services for people in Michigan.  http://www.flinnfoundation.org/


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient.   http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs