Mental illness is a subject that is often stigmatized and misunderstood.
The silence around it can make us feel like we’re the only one experiencing it- that we are uniquely flawed.
By sharing our stories, we can empower each other and break the stigma.
In this podcast episode, we explore the power of personal stories in combating mental illness stigma.
We will hear from Dr. Patrick Corrigan, one of the leading stigma researchers,
about what does and doesn’t work in the fight against stigma,
and that stigma needs to be fought as a social justice vs. public health issue.
Corrigan also stresses the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment to share stories.
By understanding the power of our own stories, and those of others,
we can create real and lasting change in our society’s understanding of mental illness.