Do you know what to say or how to help someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis? Approaching someone who is struggling with their mental health or substance use can be daunting, and people often worry that they could say the wrong thing and accidentally make the issue worse. But showing up for loved ones in crisis is simpler than most people think: what’s most important is to show someone that you care about their experience and that you’re there to help them through this journey. Remember, the illness or disorder is the problem, NOT the person. The resources below will give you the tools you need to support your friends, family, and co-workers during their time of need.If you or someone you know needs immediate help, you can reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or using the chat box at

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The challenge is designed to spur change – in mindsets, behaviors, opportunities and practices. Please help us keep track of how individuals are engaging with the 21-Day Stigma Challenge resources and actions. Each action you take, each resource you review, will add a ticket in your name to the drawing for one of five $100 gift cards at the end of the challenge.

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Simple Tips to Immediately Improve Your Mental Health

Read the pocket guide Tools to Thrive to learn about simple actions you can take to improve your wellbeing right now.

5 Building Blocks for Wellbeing

Read this article on the PERMA™ THEORY OF WELL-BEING to learn how to utilize the 5 Building Blocks of Wellbeing throughout your day:  Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (PERMA).

Be a Well-Being Role Model at Work

Read about how you can Manage Your Well-Being as a Leader to become a role model for your employees and build stronger team relationships that lead to better health and productivity outcomes.

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