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Rogers Behavioral Health experts and past patients are sharing hope and healing in the END STIGMA. CHANGE LIVES. campaign. Joining forces with national sports figures and an American Idol top 7 finalist, the campaign’s goal is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma related to mental health and addiction challenges.
The END STIGMA.CHANGE LIVES. campaign launched during a NASCAR race on Saturday, October 11, as 17-year-old Wisconsin native, Sam Mayer competed in the ARCA 200 at the 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida and took the car into victory lane after winning 1st place. Sam’s racecar prominently featured the Rogers logo, and his campaign fundraising efforts will be donated to the Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation.
The campaign shares the heartbreaking, yet inspiring story of NFL’s Solomon Thomas of the San Francisco 49ers. Thomas lost his sister to suicide and battles depression himself. Thomas is determined to use his family’s tragedy to speak up about mental health in the hopes of helping others.
In the very emotional video above, Thomas shares his grief over the loss of his best friend and sister, Ella.
You can hear more from Thomas here.
To learn how you can support and get involved with the campaign, visit endstigmachangelives.org, or follow END STIGMA. CHANGE LIVES. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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