SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5-8 p.m. – Anti-Stigma Forum discussion: OPIATES – Wonder Drugs in the Wonder Years, the impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents
#endstigma Posting with the hashtag will allow people to speak up about their own experiences, to share their point of view with individuals who may be struggling to explain what they are going through—and help others figure out if they too are showing signs of a mental illness. Sharing is the key to breaking down the discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and to show others that they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms.
We’re all responsible in creating a more supportive and healthy community where we can acknowledge that mental health symptoms are the same as other medical symptoms. The Anti-Stigma Forum brings awareness to mental health issues and helps educate the public on ways to support inclusiveness and end stigma.
– Sherry McRill, President & CEO, Northeast Guidance Center
Northeast Guidance Center actively works to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the value and contributions of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.