Take the Pledge

by Liz Montaner

Filmed at Ignite Annapolis

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What is the disease that by 2030 will cost more than any other in the world in terms of treatment and lost income due to disability? It is also the least understood disease and suffers from the most public misunderstanding particularly in the western world. One in five people suffers from some form of mental illness and yet most of us know very little about it and maintain a stigma against it. We need to take the pledge to educate ourselves, see people with the illness as people not just the illness, and take action to improve the lives of people affected by the illness.

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