NAMI Shoreline Wants You To Know How To Speak Up, How To Get Help
The billboards that line the roadways and highways of Connecticut’s shoreline advertise a wide range of services and goods. Driving to work, we might be tempted by a billboard that points us towards a waffle sandwich to go with our morning coffee. Driving home from work, we might be reminded of a classic rock station we had forgotten about, or learn about a new fun restaurant to try.
In the past few months, a new message has joined the others, a message that could motivate someone to help create change, that could help someone in the depths of despair, or that could even help save a life. “When my loved one struggles with mental health, I struggle,” reads one. “Our largest health care facilities are our prisons. Help not handcuffs,” reads another.