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Eliminating Stigma - Real Perspectives

Elininating Stigma - Real Perspectives Statements

The following video statements were created as part of the MHE & YOU (Mental Health Experienced & Years of Understanding) 2016 Advisory Council's campaign to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

 

Eliminating Stigma Encore Statement  
Joan Mikula, Massachusetts DMH Commissioner


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 1 
Karen, a Genesis Club member shares her ideas about eliminating stigma 


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 2 
Meg talks about eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 3 
Listen to Walter talk about how he thinks we can eliminate stigma around mental illness


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 4 
Tania from Transitions RTC talks about how public awareness can fight mental health stigma


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 5 
Ken from Genesis Club talks about how employment busts mental illness


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 6
Jason talks about using empathy and compassion to end mental health stigma


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 7 
Luke talks about how having a mental illness does not limit you


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 8 
Laurel talks about how education can fight the stigma of mental illness.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 9 
Tony, a Genesis Club staff member, gives his thoughts on how to reduce stigma


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 10 
Hege gives her thoughts on how to fight stigma. You are not your illness.


 

  Eliminating Stigma Statement 11 
Sean thinks that we can fight stigma by expanding the Clubhouse movement

 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 12
Amanda from Transitions RTC gives her ideas on eliminating mental health stigma


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 13
Jane from Genesis Club talks about her struggle with stigma and mental illness


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 14
Ed talks about how he thinks that the lack of education causes fear and this results in mental health stigma. People need to be educated and talk about mental illness.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 15
Mike, from Genesis Club, feels that you can help eliminate the stigma against mental illness by empowering yourself


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 16
Stephenie gives her ideas on ways to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.  Mental illness is common and nothing to be afraid of or laughed at


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 17
James strongly believes that ignorance makes it easy for stigma to prosper. He hopes that understanding and acceptance of people who have a mental illness will greatly reduce stigma in the future.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 18
Rachel Stone from Transitions RTC thinks that our government should create comprehensive legislation and policy to promote mental health and wellness 


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 19
Shaun fights stigma by being an advocate and leading by example


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 20
Albert reminds us that people living with a mentla illness are just like everyone else with the same abilities, wants and needs. 


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 21
Carleen talks about how having a mental illness should not make a person feel "less than".


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 22
Hailey feels that one way to fight stigma is to educate and raise awareness in school settings.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 23
Kate says that one of the best ways to eliminate stigma is by having a converstation about what having a mental illness really means as a way to correct misinformation and remove the fears that people have about mental illness.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 24
Maryann Davis speaks about her stigma fighting efforts as both a researcher and in her personal life.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 25
Jonathan Delman talks about what stigma means to him and how it affects finding a job.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 26
Kevin Bradley, the Founding Executive Director of Genesis Club speaks about reducing stigma on both a local and global level.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 27
William Beck fights stigma by example, by the way he does his job and in his roles as a brother, son, worker and volunteer.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 28
Kay Ann says that we can eliminate stigma anywhere in the world by talking about it.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 29
Kevin Bradley talks about employment as a way to improve the lives of the mentally ill and to reduce stigma.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 30
Len Levin, a librarian at UMass Medical School talks about how mental illness is like any other physical illness and how he looks forward to a time when stigma aimed at mental illness is a thing of the past.


 

 

Eliminating Stigma Statement 31
Doug Ziedonis talks about several stigma fighting programs at the medical school and beyond.


 

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