Recognition of both external stigma, and the internal stigma within oneself.
The North Sound Mental Health Community has initiated a Dignity and Respect Campaign to promote the belief that all people in our community are deserving of dignity and respect. In every community we encourage treating one another with Dignity and Respect.
The Mission of the Dignity and Respect Campaign:
The Dignity and Respect Campaign is an awareness campaign designed to join individuals, community leaders, community organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and corporations under the common notion that everyone deserves dignity and respect.
The Purpose of the Dignity and Respect Campaign is to:
Promote behaviors that represent dignity and respect of self and of others;
Promote inclusion through community collaboration, multicultural awareness, and service;
Reinforce and complement existing organizational and community inclusion efforts;
Share best practices related to national inclusion awareness campaigns and initiatives;
Provide tools, resources, and solutions to build unity and raise awareness; and
Encourage others to launch a Dignity and Respect Campaign.
Treating people with dignity and respect is crucial to building and sustaining relationships where each person feels included, valued and appreciated. Treating people with dignity and respect doesn’t cost anything and it’s easy!
As a part of the Dignity and Respect Campaign, everyone is encouraged to:
The "toolkit" is designed to give you resources in promoting dignity and respect. What you'll find are brochures you can customize, information on trainings available, an organizational assessment to assess dignity and respect in your organization. As we update this webpage we intend to add resources to this page.
These links are provided as a resource to finding information from campaigns to publications addressing and promoting dignity and respect. It is our intent to provide a diverse collection of resources to guide your search.