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Mountain Empire Community College Goodloe Center

3441 Mountain Empire Rd.

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

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You are invited to join us on for the NoStigmas Ally Training Program December 6 & 7, 2017.

NOTE: Some of you viewing this may have attended the Help Hope Healing Conference in August, where Jacob Moore, Founder of NoStigmas, introduced this program. In response to a large number of requests, we are pleased and excited to bring the NoStigmas Ally training to our community!


BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN 8 HOUR TRAINING PROVIDED OVER 2 DAYS. (Lunch will be provided both days.)

December 6, 2017 - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

December 7, 2017 - 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.


Goodloe Center at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA



$25.00 registration fee includes both days


This training is for anyone who wants to make a difference for yourself or others living with mental illness.

The NoStigmas Ally Training is a one-of-a kind program that will help attendees learn to cultivate mental health support communities wherever they live and work. In this course, attendees will learn important information about how to become an NoStigmas Ally, presented in three modules:


  • Self Care Basics

  • Self Care Approaches

  • 5 Bridges Wellness


  • Peer Support Basics

  • Providing Peer Support

  • Crisis Situations


  • The Need for Advocacy

  • How to Take Action

  • Increase Your Impact

Each lesson is progressive and unlocks the next lesson along with access to resources and perks, like access to the NoStigmas Ally Group, NoStigmas Meetups, and a free year subscription to Headspace, the mindfulness meditation app.

NoStigmas is a network of individuals, organizations and health care advocates working together toward community, support and equality. NoStigmas is a vehicle for people to share their story, explore their wellness plan, organize meaningful events and create awareness that prevents suicide. The support program includes a learning center, resource directory and peer group.

No Stigmas believes change starts with the individual and is a place to be yourself and connect with like minded individuals about what mental health is really like.

NoStigmas is a network of compassionate, educated and inspired individuals that share the goal of eliminating stigmas about mental health. Their core values are:

  • We all have a responsibility for our own mental health.

  • A person is not defined by their diagnosis and should be treated as an individual.

  • No one should feel alone in their mental health journey.

  • It’s important to speak up when you need support or see someone who does.

  • It’s essential to use non-stigmatizing, respectful language when communicating about mental illness and suicide.

  • Everyone deserves equal access to the care they need.

No stigmas believes that anyone can find a way to include these values in their everyday life, and create a ripple effect that brings awareness to mental illness and prevents suicide.

About the Speakers:

Jacob Moore (NoStigmas)

Jacob Moore is a filmmaker, public speaker and the founder of NoStigmas.org, a social movement for mental health equality. After losing his father to suicide at age six, Jacob grew up plagued by debilitating anxiety and depression. He now understands the importance of peer supported programs and initiatives in the role of saving lives.

Elizabeth Clare

Elizabeth is a survivor of sexual abuse and rape. Living with PTSD has given her the difficult opportunity to navigate mental wellness and experience stigmas. Working alongside Jacob Moore and NoStigmas, Elizabeth is taking her story far and wide in the hopes of raising awareness.

We hope that you'll plan to attend this very important and dynamic training. If you have questions or need more information, please contact prevention@frontierhealth.org

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Mountain Empire Community College Goodloe Center

3441 Mountain Empire Rd.

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

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