Stigma Fighters

I have never been more proud to stand with a group of people as I am right now. Thank you Sarah Fader and Allie Burke. Stigma Fighters, I bow to you all.   You can read all of our stories here.

Mental Health Warrior: International Bipolar Foundation

Mission/Vision Our mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. International Bipolar Foundation envisions wellness, dignity and respect for people living with bipolar disorder.                       … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: International Bipolar Foundation

Mental Health Warrior: Jacqueline Cioffa

One of the many things that I admire about Jacqueline is that she embodies real compassion and humanitarianism. As a Stigma Fighter and advocate, Jackie shares her own personal stories, spreads awareness, and shines light where ignorance would prefer it remain dark. Jackie has experienced so many different and fascinating adventures in her life, some haven't been … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Jacqueline Cioffa

Mental Health Warrior: J.C. Hannigan

In addition to the literal meaning, now mostly historical, the term has acquired a figurative sense referring to "a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness..." --'Warrior' According to Wikipedia J.C. Hannigan is indeed a Warrior in every sense of the word. She is also an accomplished author, an award winning … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: J.C. Hannigan

Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Fader

I count my lucky stars every day for crossing paths with this Golden Soul. When I think of the word "advocate" Sarah Fader comes to mind. Not only is she the founder and CEO of a non-profit that I believe in with all of my heart and soul, but this woman would give you the … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Sarah Fader