Stigma surrounds mental health, yet it is just as important to address as your physical health. Approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in a given year, yet many people still fear labels or stigma about seeking mental health treatment. At, ARE, we believe mental wellness is just as vital to your overall health as your physical wellness.
Homeless individuals often face stigma that they may have done something to cause their situation. However, many people become homeless due to loss of employment, are fleeing a domestic violence situation, face racial or ethnic disparities, or the community lacks affordable housing. Despite all of this, stigma remains around the homeless and for people seeking help, it can be traumatizing and stigmatizing to face discrimination for being homeless.