View Document: Agencies Funded by the NY State Office of Mental Health to Work Locally on Mental Health Stigma in New York State
Behavioral Health News Summer 2022 Issue:
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“Understanding the Impact of Stigma”
Behavioral Health News Spring 2023 Issue:
“Stigma: How We Can Make a Difference”
Mental Health Stigma Roundtable 1:
Understanding the Experience of Mental Health Stigma
This 90-minute virtual roundtable discussion will focus on providing attendees with a thorough understanding of the experience of mental health stigma, including but not limited to the various types of stigma, the impact of the stigma experience on the help-seeking behaviors of those experiencing mental health challenges, and how mental health stigma impacts the quality of care provided to people impacted by mental illness. Panelists will share their personal and professional experiences with mental health stigma.
Mental Health Stigma Roundtable 2:
The Experience of Mental Health Stigma Among Diverse Groups
This 90-minute virtual roundtable discussion will focus on the issue of the impact of mental health stigma on people from diverse populations, including BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The discussion, facilitated by a psychologist, will delve into the nuances of intersectionality in the experience of multiple forms of stigma and how this intensifies the negative experience. This roundtable will increase attendees’ understanding of discrimination in the mental health system and improve overall cultural competence within the workforce.
Mental Health Stigma Roundtable 3:
The Role of the Media in Reducing Stigma
This 90-minute virtual roundtable discussion will focus on the role of the media’s impact on mental health stigma with a focus on the ways the media can promote positive contact and social inclusion to mitigate the effects of mental health stigma. This roundtable, facilitated by a psychologist, will improve attendees’ understanding of the media’s impact on mental health stigma and address common misconceptions and facts about those diagnosed with a mental illness.
Mental Health Stigma Roundtable 4:
Paths to Reduce Stigma and Promote Positive Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behavior
This 90-minute virtual roundtable discussion will focus on the work of community-based organizations and advocacy groups to identify and implement strategies to promote social inclusion, reduce mental health stigma, and/or mitigate its negative impact in the lives of people with mental illness. This roundtable, facilitated by a psychologist, will educate attendees about effective strategies to reduce the harmful effects of stigma on multiple levels, including, but not limited to, personal and structural stigma.