Aug 19 2014

imsarahcate:

kropotkitten:

amyleona:

Stop Stigma Sacramento
The Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project was initiated by Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health Services to:
-Reduce stigma and discrimination
-Promote mental health and wellness
-Inspire hope for people and families living with mental illness

Stop Stigma Sacramento is one of the many projects here working to support those with mental illnesses. These are all over the county—on billboards, community boards, and gas pumps.

For mental health resources in the county, visit the NAMI Sacramento website

1 in 10 people have mental illness, so anyone who thinks this is a rare thing, please realize that pretty much one of your friends or family members has one, maybe even you do. It took a long time to realize i had mental illnesses, because they are so stigmatized you don’t want to believe it.

Can we talk about how INCLUSIVE this campaign is?!  Several ethnicities, 2 folks who are LG (possibly genderqueer (they’re only id’d as “partner” so I’m not gonna assume one way or another)

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I love this.  LOVE.

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THIS Is how you do an ad campaign people.

Fucking love my city.

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Aug 18 2014

jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

Love it.

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Aug 18 2014

glitterglobe:

important things to remember

  • if someone doesn’t reply to your message they are probably busy, not ignoring you
  • just because someone doesn’t message you first, it doesn’t mean they don’t care about you
  • if someone seems upset or distant they probably aren’t upset at you in particular
  • lots of people love you and you’re not annoying
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