Samen Sterk zonder Stigma

The Dutch ‘Strong without Stigma’ Foundation (‘Samen Sterk zonder Stigma’) strives for a society that allows for openness about psychiatric diseases. It does so by making people aware of their prejudices and the impact they may have, both at work, in social settings, and in organised care.

Gerdien Rabbers, Director of Strong without Stigma: ‘Even though almost half of all Dutch are confronted with these diseases in their lives, either directly or indirectly, it remains difficult to talk about them. All would be served if it were as normal to discuss psychiatric problems as it is to discuss physical illness; people would look for help sooner and recover faster.’ Wisse Kommunikatie handles Strong without Stigma's PR efforts, crisis communication and media relations