Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mental Illness and Stigma

A post today on PsychTeach about reducing stigma associated with mental illness reminded me of this web site that I had found a few years ago, but promptly filed and lost:
This reminds me about one of the missions we have as educators--to reduce the level of ignorance about all things psychological--to inform our students to help bring change to society (at least it's in my mission).

Whereas ours is in a general sense, BringChange2Mind's is more focused on mental illness.

The site focuses upon fact/fiction, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD, getting help to those who are suffering, and helping to change the minds of those who misunderstand the disorders. On this page, there are links to various other societies and groups that help those in need. All in all, a great site with resources to assist in educating our students.

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