June 4, 2001 Pennsylvania Launches Statewide Campaign to Fight Stigma Against Mental Illness In May 2001, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and Department of Public Welfare (DPW) Secretary Feather O. Houstoun joined with mental health advocacy groups across the state to launch a comprehensive campaign to fight stigma against mental illness. Secretary Houstoun said, "Today, we join forces with Pennsylvania's mental health advocates to strengthen our fight against the debilitating prejudice that hinders recovery and prevents too many people from seeking the treatment they need." Pennsylvania is among the first U.S. states to institute a campaign . . .