We all likely know someone who has experienced a mental illness at some point. Yet there are still many hurtful attitudes around it that fuel stigma and discrimination and make it harder to reach out for help. Like physical illnesses, mental illnesses can take many forms and can be treated effectively by trained health care professionals. However, unlike physical illnesses, they are still feared, shamed, and misunderstood by many people. The stigma will dissipate as people learn more about mental illnesses and its high prevalence in our society. Dispelling stigma is a crucial step to stopping prejudice, and promoting early identification and treatment seeking incentive.