News Coverage: 51Fifty Energy Drink Debate in Unusual Turn

  51FIFTY energy drink debate takes unusual turn Foundation related to 51FIFTY drink starts campaign to end mental illness stigma Mental health advocates launch campaign that advocates for autism Supporters of 51FIFTY get vocal TheMighty.com: Energy Drink 51Fifty Under Fire for Stigmatizing Mental Illness “It’s important to us that we source local products. 51Fifty energy…

Did My Research on 51 Fifty Energy Drink Name …

We bring to you the life style of 51Fifty. For the one who might not know, 51Fifty (5150) is the California Penal Code for crazy. Our kind have been called crazy over the years but never thought much of it. 51 Fifty Energy Drink marketing material. 2012. Tell me again how the name wasn’t based…

NAMI Fresno Director Speaks Out Against Stigma

Attn local friends: While looking for something on the KMPH news FB feed, I see that a person by the name of Shawn Polzin shared a screenshot of my post thanking Save Mart for their decision to discontinue the purchase of 51Fifty energy drink. His comments are that people like me (posted with screenshot of…

#Team51Fifty Fans: Autism Awareness is About Acceptance Too

Do you know the ‪#‎autismawareness‬ movement was one of self-advocacy as well as seeking better support and services for our children, getting health insurance to cover services, support families getting their IEP/504/School Behavior plans in place and, oh, you know, to demand that children and people living with autism are treated with respect, not bullied…

TV News Coverage: Stigma Removed From Stores

Save Mart stores drop “51Fifty” energy drink after mental health community calls it offensive KERO Bakersfield The Director of Kern County Department of Mental Health said he was shocked to hear about the drink. “It just stunned me, because you’re equating one of the worst episodes of many people’s lives, being detained due to a…

What is the relationship between NAMI CA and 51Fifty Energy Drink?

   Message from Eve Hinson to NAMI CA on Facebook 6/7/2015 Greetings, I’m advocating to break the stigma of having a mental illness. In May I started #TheReal5150 campaign prompted by the stigma-promoting brand, 51 Fifty Energy Drink. In 2010, I triggered with PTSD and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures. I was challenged by severe cognitive impairment, daily seizures,…

Fact Check: 5150 Definition Removed From 51Fifty Energy Drink Cans

In an interview with Bethany Clough, Fresno Bee reporter, Carlos Vieira states he decided to remove the partial definition of California Police Code 5150 from his product’s marketing. “The energy drink was created in 2011. The cans once featured the definition of 5150 on them, but Vieira decided to remove it a while ago.” Oh,…