A Peacemaking Project by victor a.
What is the injustice we are solving?
The injustice we aim to solve is the false perception of mental illness.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of false perceptions of mental illness
we will address misconceptions and stereotypes of what is "normal"
by bringing awareness and education to a larger audience.
31 January 2018 16:00
Thanks so much for posting this project! Stereotypes and stigma around mental illness are everywhere, and they are very damaging. I'm excited to see that you want to work on helping to end these false perceptions.
The next step for your project is to understand this injustice. By understanding the root cause of why we have stigma against mental illness, you'll be able to think of a solution that will address the problem at its start. https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/test-project-3/dashboard/understand-injustice
We have a bunch of tools and resources to support your peacemaking work --you can work through all of them or pick a few key ones. Check them out here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resources
So excited you've joined us! Please let me know if you have any questions, or we can help in any way.
11 March 2018 22:12
Hi there! I'm a member of the Peace First team and wanted to provide you with some Feedback on your Compassionate Insight. You are tackling such an important issue!
I am very excited about this project – stigma around mental illness is a serious cultural and public health crisis. As part of the process with our projects, we provide formal feedback on the compassionate insight before you move forward and apply for a mini-grant. We encourage you to use this feedback as you continue to progress through your peacemaking journey, and if you apply for a mini-grant, your Insight will be one of the things we consider, so you are welcome to use this feedback to strengthen your insight before that stage in the process.
I encourage you to expand upon your idea and also clarify what you want to do. The overall injustice of false perceptions of mental illness is important. This is a gigantic issue. What specifically do you want to address? What specific injustice? For example, do you imagine tackling this in your school setting? Or in your community? All mental illness, or something specific? And once this is clarified, you will identify the specific root causes and then your plan will address those specific root causes.
I encourage you to look at the other projects in the site for ideas.
Excited to see what comes next!
26 March 2018 10:52
We're excited to hear more about your ideas to address this important injustice! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity -- if you are interested in getting some funding for materials that you need to carry out your project, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $250.
The deadline to submit your Project Plan and Mini-Grant Application is March 31st if you want to remain eligible to apply to attend a Peace First Accelerator.
As you craft your plan, be sure to consider the feedback we gave you on your compassionate insight, and check out our project planning tools for help turning your insight into a concrete action plan: https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project
Then, through your dashboard you can make any changes you want to make to your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.
Let us know if you have questions or if we can help in any way. We're looking forward to supporting your project!
5 April 2018 13:16
We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.
If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.
If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for an Accelerator, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can support your project in any way! :)