NAMI PIERCE COUNTY PRESENTS May Mental Health MonthA viral challenge to bring mental health awareness & destigmatize mental illness

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NAMI & Underserved Communities

We live in a racialized society, where the perception of race matters profoundly regarding relationships, opportunities and access to housing, employment and services. Therefore, members of racial groups face additional barriers when it comes to receiving care. Some of these include higher levels of stigma within a community, fewer mental health professionals in their immediate area and fewer providers with a similar background or who speak the same language. 

 

There is also a lack of covered mental health care for members of racialized groups who are overrepresented in professions that do not offer health insurance. Often, even when they have insurance, they face discrimination or disparate treatment when trying to access care. They may receive poorer quality care due to lack of cultural competence, language barriers, bias and inadequate resources. This can result in misdiagnosis, dropping out of treatment and delayed recovery. 


| All donations go to NAMI Programs

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Bust or Break The Stigma

BUST A BALLOON
or BREAK AN EGG
CHALLENGE & DONATE

BUST A BALLOON
or BREAK AN EGG
CHALLENGE & DONATE
   
#BustTheStigma or #BreakTheStigma

1) Bust the Stigma: Blow up a balloon, write a stigma on one side and
#BusttheStigma on the other. Record yourself busting the balloon in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

2) Break the Stigma: Grab an egg and write a stigma on one side and #BreakTheStigma on the other. Record yourself breaking the egg in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

EXAMPLE “I bust the stigma of anxiety”; “I challenge John and Sally Doe to bust the stigma at bustorbreaktthestigma.com or donate."

It's time to start the conversation and bring mental health awareness to the forefront. Join us by participating today and YOU can help us bust or break the stigma of mental illness. 

Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the team

  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Robert Walker donated $25.00.
  • Jasmine Toomalatai donated $25.00.

| All donations go to NAMI Programs

Caring for our Healthworkers

In the demanding field of health care, stressors are inevitable. From adjusting to unusual hours and extra shifts, to the trauma of losing patients — your job is not easy. The COVID-19 pandemic has created added layers of uncertainty and increased loss, along with deep concern for the well-being of yourself and your family. Now more than ever, those taking care of us on the frontlines need our support in return.

Caring for others requires that you also care for yourself. You are not alone.


| All donations go to NAMI Programs

raised $75.00
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Bust or Break The Stigma

BUST A BALLOON or
BREAK AN EGG
CHALLENGE & DONATE

  #BustTheStigma or #BreakTheStigma

1) Bust the Stigma: Blow up a balloon, write a stigma on one side and
#BusttheStigma on the other. Record yourself busting the balloon in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

2) Break the Stigma: Grab an egg and write a stigma on one side and #BreakTheStigma on the other. Record yourself breaking the egg in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

EXAMPLE “I bust the stigma of anxiety”; “I challenge John and Sally Doe to bust the stigma at bustorbreaktthestigma.com or donate."'

It's time to start the conversation and bring mental health awareness to the forefront. Join us by participating today and YOU can help us bust or break the stigma of mental illness. 

Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the team

  • Nicole Franklin donated $50.00.
  • Dana Hansen donated $25.00.

| All donations go to NAMI Programs

Coup Contrecoup partners with NAMI

Coup Contrecoup

~ Life is a trauma response.

Coup Contrecoup is a Post Hardcore/Nu-Metal hybrid from Tacoma, WA whose mission is to destigmatize the mental health crisis one song - one story - at a time. With musical influences ranging from Rage Against the Machine and Deftones to Pink Floyd and Childish Gambino, they use a mix of rock, punk, hardcore, metal, hip-hop, and art to transform their inspiration into an exclusive sound all their own. But what makes them stand out from the crowd more than their unique, eclectic style, is their commitment to spreading their message through their music and lyrics.

In 2017, former roommates and longtime friends, Jon Veitch (Lead Vocals) and Christian Ballard (Vocals/Guitar) joined forces to begin a project that would transcend their passion for music. As fellow band members, Ian Speckmaier (Guitar), Nicole Valles (Vocals/Bass), and Thomas Horn (Drums) came on board, they turned their focus toward using their music to break the stigma associated with having a mental illness. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, ADHD, or a combination of other issues, they have all struggled with mental illness in one form or another. They understand the pressures people face and want to let fans know they are not alone in their fight. Their mission is to connect with their fans by creating lyrics and music that resonates deep within and allows them to feel comfortable about wanting to get help. 


In addition to uniting with fans through their music, Coup Contrecoup also dedicates time outside of the studio to help raise awareness and spread their message. On their website, you will find a page where fans can share their mental health stories and be featured alongside each band member’s individual story. You can also find them working with organizations such as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to help raise money through donations from events and merchandise sales.

Currently, the band is hard at work finalizing their debut album, Split, which is scheduled for release on May 1, 2021 with summer tour dates to be announced shortly after. They also have shows booked with NAMI Pierce County in May and October of 2021 and plan to take on similar projects to help spread awareness as opportunities arise.


| All donations go to NAMI Programs

raised $440.00
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Bust or Break The Stigma

BUST A BALLOON
or BREAK AN EGG
CHALLENGE & DONATE

#BustTheStigma or #BreakTheStigma

1) Bust the Stigma: Blow up a balloon, write a stigma on one side and
#BusttheStigma on the other. Record yourself busting the balloon in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

2) Break the Stigma: Grab an egg and write a stigma on one side and #BreakTheStigma on the other. Record yourself breaking the egg in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

EXAMPLE “I bust the stigma of anxiety”; “I challenge John and Sally Doe to bust the stigma at bustorbreaktthestigma.com or donate."

It's time to start the conversation and bring mental health awareness to the forefront. Join us by participating today and YOU can help us bust or break the stigma of mental illness. 

Recent Donations for the team

  • Jody Horn donated $50.00.
  • Thomas Horn donated $25.00.
  • Michael Anenen donated $20.00.
  • Michael Anenen donated $20.00.
  • Walter Lyneck donated $75.00.
  • Brian Grove donated $25.00.
  • Mary Wolfgeher donated $25.00.
  • Joyce Wester donated $25.00.
  • Gary Wolfgeher donated a private amount.
  • Mary Wolfgeher donated $100.00.
  • Jon Veitch donated $25.00.
  • Amber Wolfgeher donated $25.00.

| All donations go to NAMI Programs

Nami & Friends

NAMI & FRIENDS

NAMI Pierce County provides support, education, advocacy and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month in May, NAMI Pierce County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in partnership with the Coup Contrecoup band, will be holding the “Bust or Break the Stigma” campaign. This campaign will empower people to vocalize struggles and successes with mental health. 


All donations go to NAMI Programs

raised $250.00
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Bust or Break The Stigma

BUST A BALLOON
or BREAK AN EGG
CHALLENGE & DONATE
     
#BustTheStigma or #BreakTheStigma
1) Bust the Stigma: Blow up a balloon, write a stigma on one side and #BusttheStigma on the other. Record yourself busting the balloon in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

2) Break the Stigma: Grab an egg and write a stigma on one side and #BreakTheStigma on the other. Record yourself breaking the egg in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

EXAMPLE “I bust the stigma of anxiety”; “I challenge John and Sally Doe to bust the stigma at bustorbreaktthestigma.com or donate."

It's time to start the conversation and bring mental health awareness to the forefront. Join us by participating today and YOU can help us bust or break the stigma of mental illness. 

Recent Donations for the Nami & Friends team

  • Diane McAlister donated $50.00.
  • Angela Walker donated $50.00.
  • LOVEY Offerle donated $50.00.
  • LOVEY Offerle donated $50.00.
  • Tara Rodriguez donated $50.00.

 All donations go to NAMI Programs

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| All donations go to NAMI Programs

raised $2,530.00
days left 0

Bust and Break The Stigma

BUST A BALLOON
or BREAK AN EGG
CHALLENGE & DONATE

#BustTheStigma or #BreakTheStigma

1) Bust the Stigma: Blow up a balloon, write a stigma on one side and
#BusttheStigma on the other. Record yourself busting the balloon in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

2) Break the Stigma: Grab an egg and write a stigma on one side and #BreakTheStigma on the other. Record yourself breaking the egg in a creative way! Tag and challenge your friends to join in at bustorbreakthestigma.com or donate.

EXAMPLE “I bust the stigma of anxiety”; “I challenge John and Sally Doe to bust the stigma at bustorbreaktthestigma.com or donate."

It's time to start the conversation and bring mental health awareness to the forefront. Join us by participating today and YOU can help us bust or break the stigma of mental illness. 

Recent Donations for the team

  • Steven Krenik donated $25.00.
  • Edward Tuck donated $2,500.00.
  • Jasmine Toomalatai donated $5.00.

| All donations go to NAMI Programs