Campaign aimed at removing stigma from mental health issues

Medford, Ore. — Several dozen people gathering at a Medford High School Friday to remove the stigma of mental health issues.

Central High School’s auditorium was filled with lights, cameras, and extras for a new mental health awareness campaign.

AllCare, Jackson Care Connect, Jackson County Mental Health and the United Way of Jackson County are all partners for the campaign.

The commercial’s director Bill Maentz said he hopes the project will spread understanding, patience, and tolerance towards those living with mental health challenges in our community. “The objective is to start a conversation with the community about the fact that people with mental health are okay,” said Maentz.

Some of the extras in the shoot came from Compass House, Redemption Ridge and United Way, among other organizations.

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