Imagine if we were as engaged with depression as we are with mental illness? Imagine how much better the statistics on suicide would be.
People Reaching Out to People (PROP®) is a mental health education program focused on addressing the underlying stigma often associated with depression and anxiety. Much of our mental health ‘awareness’ is littered with harmful stigma, borne out of outdated social standards. As long as our awareness is even partially influenced by this stigma, our ability and confidence in engaging loved ones, friends and workmates will be compromised.
With the help from recognised academics and practitioners, we have put together our Tutorial Series that will be delivered electronically in fortnightly in four parts with each taking no more than 15 minutes to read. Through education, our goal is to break the stigma so people feel empowered enough to engage with friends and loved ones who are experiencing depression or anxiety.