Facilitators: Kaela Harris and Dr. Leslie King
In this session we will discuss removing the stigma associated with mental health issues. False beliefs about mental illness, has caused far too many people to feel targeted, labeled and in some cases feared. Some of the harmful effects of this stigma include: reluctance to seek help or treatment, bullying, physical violence or harassment. Also, loss of career and employment opportunities. This is further complicated by inadequate health insurance that will not cover or only cover a small portion of mental health issues. In a time period where speaking up about mental health awareness is becoming more normalized, we wish to continue this conversation. We hope to bring to light to the discrimination experienced by individuals who are suffering, and discuss a better path to assisting and helping those suffering as well as ourselves and our communities to break this stigma.
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