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Silence The Shame Inc

ATLANTA, GA 30303-1401,

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$10,021 raised via 209 donations

Our Mission

Silence the Shame, Inc. is dedicated to revolutionizing mental health in vulnerable communities. Our holistic approach addresses the root causes of mental health stigma, reduces suicide rates, and improves overall health outcomes. We believe in treating mental health as a spectrum, focusing on wellness, prevention, and recovery in addition to illness. By recognizing the connection between mental and physical well-being, we strive to eliminate barriers to care and advocate for better environmental conditions. Through innovative programs promoting health literacy, equity, positive youth development, and self-care, we are creating a culture of support and healing. Join us in our mission to transform mental health care and make a lasting impact on underserved communities.

Our mission is to empower and educate communities on mental health and wellness. We work to redefine mental health beyond illnesses and how we care for ourselves. We curate programs, digital content, and resources to promote health equity and normalize behavioral health care. STS partners with professionals and subject matter experts to change how we think and discuss mental health to drive more people to care and recovery. STS creates platforms for individuals with lived experiences to share and encourage others to prioritize mental wellness.


Mental Health Literacy STS signature programs include Community Conversations, Self-Care Socials, Mental Wellness Seminars, and evidence-based training like Mental Health First Aid, Question Persuade & Refer, and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means. to eliminate mental health stigma, practice healthy coping strategies, and access behavioral health resource. We utilize media platforms, including podcasts and social media content to further expand mental health education.

Positive Youth Development STS Youth Mental Wellness COPE Clinic & Silence the Shame University (STSU) offers workshops, self-care activities, and discussions for youth and young adults to learn about mental health, crisis signs, and coping skills. We support the Youth Advisory Council and Ambassador to build youth leaders and amplify their voices. Caregivers attend a Parent Café to raise resilient teens. STSU engages college students in prioritizing their well-being and supporting their peers in accessing behavioral health resources.

Community Outreach & Engagement We promote the implementation of mental health awareness strategies, self-care activities, and community outreach to support vulnerable populations at-risk of behavioral health challenges. We promote whole health and mental wellness all while combatting discrimination and the shame associated with mental illness.

How Your Donations Help

  • $10 per month provides educational materials for 1 teen and their family.
  • $25 per month supports 1 Parent Café for caregivers and youth-serving adults.
  • $50 per month supports the development of 1 educational resource and program.
  • $100 per month supports 1 Self-Care Social for a small non-profit organization.
  • $250 per month supports 1 mental health training session for a community.
  • $500 per month supports 1 media and awareness campaigns to empower communities to access behavioral health services. 

Our Impact

Silence The Shame Inc posted an impact story
about 2 months ago — Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, United States

Congratulations are in order for our first Climb-Up Cohort in the Silence the Shame University Program. CLIMB UP College Ambassador Training offers comprehensive support for eligible college students, focusing on personal and professional growth and prioritizing mental well-being. The training includes virtual and in-person learning sessions to enhance self-awareness, growth mindset, and healthy relationships. It also provides guidance on behavioral health in community settings, leadership development, and advocacy for mental well-being and suicide prevention. The program aims to expand interest in behavioral health professions and promote well-being among college students.

Silence The Shame Inc posted an impact story
3 months ago — Atlanta, GA, United States

We hosted our first Self-Care Social as a vision board party. Participants had the opportunity to make and set goals for the year an engaged in a mindfulness exercise.

Silence The Shame Inc posted an impact story
4 months ago — United States

We launched a national campaign emphasizing changing the conversation and language surrounding mental health and wellness. Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. If you're struggling with mental health issues, it's important to seek help and support from professionals.

Silence The Shame Inc posted an impact story
7 months ago — United States

Our Mental Health is a Priority campaign launched on World Mental Health Awareness Day and garnered more than 1 million online and digital billboard impressions nationwide. Silence the Shame created this campaign to educate youth, their parents and families on mental health and wellness and provide resources. We all have a role to play in supporting youth mental health and creating a world where young people thrive.

Silence The Shame Inc posted an impact story
about 1 year ago — Augusta, GA, United States

We hosted a Teen Mental Wellness Clinic in Augusta, Ga with our Free Your Feels partners. We engaged youth, young adults, and their families in positive skills-building experiences during the event. We promoted youth voice through content development and increasing skills to manage mental health and college/career readiness.

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Countries We Serve

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We envision be a world leader on erasing the stigma and educating communities on mental wellness through Community Conversations, Wellness Trainings, compelling content, and outreach programs. So far, our organization has impacted more than 50 countries and counting.

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