About Us

Stop The Stigma (STS) is a Texas non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating the stigma society places on mental health issues through educating the public and by offering financial assistance to those who are in need of counseling services. It is 100% volunteer based and jointly governed by a small business owner, a nurse, and a licensed counselor. Stop The Stigma contracts with counselors who agree to offer discounted counseling sessions to individuals being assisted by STS. This discount along with donors' support allows low income individuals to obtain counseling for as little as $10 a session. Please be a part of helping others heal by donating today.  

Heather is a Denton, Texas small business owner with 21 years of business management experience.  She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.   

Heather Smith

Director & President

Sue is a Fort Worth based small business owner.  She and her husband have successfully established and grown one of the United States' premiere horror movie conventions that links celebrities and fans from around the world. 

Sue Cryer

Director & Treasurer

Jennifer is a Perioperative Registered Nurse at Medical City Denton.  She graduated from Texas Women's University in 2015 with a Bacheelor of Science degree 

in nursing. 

Jennifer Wilson

Director & Secretary

Kade is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who spearheaded Stop The Stigma after the loss of a good friend.  He works weekly to support and promote the goals of  StopTheStigma.org.

Kade Anderson

Member

Shana is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who provides her expertise in grant writing.  She is currently working to help STS become an official 501(C)3 non-profit.  

Shana Cole

Member

Madelyn is a student at Abilene Christian University.  After college, she plans on owning & operating an organic farm. When she's in town from school, she volunteers her time to help with STS fundraisers.

Madelyn Oden

Volunteer

Click "Volunteer" below to find out how you can become a moving force of change to Stop The Stigma of mental health concerns & treatment.

THIS COULD BE YOU!

Click "Volunteer" below to find out how you can become a moving force of change to Stop The Stigma of mental health concerns & treatment.

THIS COULD BE YOU!

Click "Volunteer" below to find out how you can become a moving force of change to Stop The Stigma of mental health concerns & treatment.

THIS COULD BE YOU!