For most of us, masks are a new part of everyday life. But some people have been wearing masks long before the virus. They put on smiles to hide their pain. They say, “I’m OK” and avoid sharing suicidal thoughts. They live in silence.
Through our 2020 campaign, we portray what it would look like if people in masks could tell us how they really felt – no shame, no stigma, no fear. With their truth written on their masks, we amplify the voices of those who are struggling and offer a message of hope. And we invite everyone in our community to start the conversation about mental health.
Start The Conversation
You can make a difference by spreading the word about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. When you share our outreach resources, you shine a light on an issue that’s been in the dark for far too long – and open the door for important conversations.
In sharing our messages, you’ll create an opportunity to talk about mental health. Together, we can reduce the stigma and shame that some people feel when talking about their struggles.
Let’s start the conversation. Click to download our resources and graphics for a variety of social media platforms:
Watch our videos in English, Spanish and Hmong
Signature Line Image
Download the September is Suicide Prevention & Recovery Month Graphic
Add the image to your signature line in Outlook or other email software.
Download and post the five graphics to make one story on any of your social media channels (You would post them in the order they are numbered: 1,2,3,4,5). Use the #StigmaFreeFresno hashtag and together we can flood the internet with a message of hope. Here’s an example post of how it would look.
English Images Download and post these social graphics to your social media platforms using the #StigmaFreeFresno!
No matter the distance, you can always check in with your family and friends. They’re just a phone call, video chat or text away. Ask how they’re really feeling, and let them know you’re there to listen without judgement.
If you think they may need more help, we offer local resources for suicide prevention and mental health in Fresno County.