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Friday, April 05, 2019

Destination Dignity: March for Dignity and Change in Mental Health

Join the March for Dignity and Change for Mental Health! 

Destination Dignity is a collaborative project for change and public engagement around mental health in America. The Destination Dignity march as its focus will bring people from around the world and nation together, with people affected by mental health conditions in the lead, to create energy and solidarity for a more supportive nation. Many communities, local and national organizations are contributing to this effort through the Dignity Mental Health Coalition. 

Dignity and rights for people affected by mental health conditions are the counterpoint to a legacy of stigma, shame and discrimination that has caused social isolation, chronic underfunding of services, unnecessary levels of disability and unemployment, and the unacceptable levels of premature death, including by suicide, of people affected symptoms of mental illness. Public awareness for these issues must be led by people who have experienced these impacts personally, along with their supporters, allies and related professionals, in order to both realize change and engage the previously silent majority of Americans affected to these issues.

The march begins at the corner of 3rd St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 10th. 

There is an option to participate virtually as well.