14 March - 12 June | 13 Weeks | 5 Fortnights | 5 Topics | 6 Prizes
Titled S.T.I.G.M.A., this awareness campaign by Mental Muscle hopes to reduce the stigma against mental illnesses by encouraging sharing of common challenges faced by people suffering from mental illness. S.T.I.G.M.A. also hopes to challenge existing misconceptions and misunderstandings about mental illnesses, to increase the help seeking behavior in Singapore.
S.T.I.G.M.A. will run from 14 March to 12 June. Stand to win attractive PRIZES, each worth over $200, when you actively take part in sharing the issues and topics raised in the course of this awareness campaign!
S.T.I.G.M.A. consists of 13 weeks, broken down into 5 fortnights, and a break of 3 weeks in between for the Sahara Race to take place. Each fortnight, Mental Muscle will cover a topic about Mental Health in Singapore. There will also be at least 1 prize to be won each fortnight.
Each letter in S.T.I.G.M.A. represent the five topics covered, as well as the race itself. They are:
S - Singapore Association for Mental Health
T - Treatment and Rehabilitation
I - Impact on Family and Friends
G - Going the Distance - 250km for Mental Health Awareness
M - Missed Opportunities, due to the illness or stigma
A - Addressing Myths
If you are reading this, we hope you will join us in sharing this awareness campaign, and ponder upon the issues raised. We really hope to change the way society looks at Mental Illnesses for the better, and it is only with your help that we can do so.
Also, this campaign would not have been possible without Garmin Singapore, SWORKE, POCARI SWEAT Singapore, who have generously sponsored the prizes for this awareness campaign. They too strongly believe in the need for mental wellness and reducing of the stigma against mental illnesses.
Together, let's change the way we view mental illnesses today!