Chasing the Stigma
After a personal battle with depression as well and a suicide attempt, Jake took the decision to talk openly about his experiences in a bid to help others come to terms with their own challenges and seek help. As a result, Jake has created and founded a national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma.
Chasing The Stigma is a Mental Health Charity (1170757) which aims to normalise and humanise Mental Illness.
The fear of being judged is preventing many people from disclosing their illnesses. At Chasing the Stigma we want to help remove that fear. By using our own first-hand experiences of dealing with mental illness we can say ‘I have suffered. I got through it and you can too’. As a charity we will collaborate with the ‘big’ national charities as well as the smaller regional ones too. We want to bring everyone together in a ‘Hub of Hope’; a place to go to find out what support is around you, wherever you are in the country. A place where you can go and know you’re not alone. By creating a community of real people who have faced real problems, we can offer genuine hope to those who need it the most. Whether you are a support group, a concerned friend or someone who is dealing with a mental illness, Chasing the Stigma is here for you.
Visit the Chasing the Stigma website here – http://chasingthestigma.co.uk
For any enquiries please contact – Chasingthestigma@gmail.com