AWARENESS CREATES CHANGE
YWC Ambassadors raise awareness, promote self-care and work to eliminate the stigma around mental health through campus YWC CAMPAIGNS. Parents, teachers, students, and community... let's take the first step by learning the signs of emotional distress so that we can reach out when someone is struggling. Let's make sure our youth know who the trusted adults in their lives are.
We create change when we learn the facts rather than making assumptions. We create change when we show compassion instead of judgment. How do you respond when you hear a friend has just broken their arm or has a physical illness? Now think about how you would respond if someone told you they were bipolar or they struggled with depression? Mental illness is a disorder that disrupts a person’s thinking, feelings, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Mental health disorders are not the result of personal weakness, poor upbringing, or lack of character. -NAMI