Our Mission 

Champions of Science: The Art of Ending Stigma is a global project aimed at enhancing the conversation about eliminating stigma while calling out the importance of scientific insights about mental illnesses. Through public engagement, the program will encourage people to demonstrate how art, in its many forms, can help transcend mental illnesses and lead to a better understanding of them.

Our hope is to empower individuals to become champions of science by offering education about the biological basis of mental illnesses, with the goal of increasing acceptance, fostering compassion, and combating discrimination once and for all.

This project reflects Janssen’s and Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s goal to continue to help people and communities all over the world end stigma and discrimination related to medical conditions where stigma prevents people from seeking the attention, support, and care required to manage their condition.