Stigma Impacts Homeless Population

Stigma Impacts Homeless Population

Homelessness on the streets is all too common.  For Maura Kelley, who describes herself as having many mental health diagnoses, stigma affects every aspect of her life. Kelley’s journey has taken her from homelessness, hospitalization and suicide attempts to owning a...
Spotlight: A Q&A with Preventionfocus.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Preventionfocus.

We recently spoke with Matthew G. Smith, CPP, Executive Director, Preventionfocus, about supporting young people with mental health issues. Preventionfocus offers programs and strategies to prevent drug abuse and promote health.  Their mission: Making safe and healthy...
Mental Illness on the Rise Among Adolescents

Mental Illness on the Rise Among Adolescents

Mental illness is on the rise among adolescents with one in five young people living with a mental illness. A 2016 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reported that 12.8% of U.S. adolescents had at least one major depressive episode. While these...
Stigma in the Workplace

Stigma in the Workplace

Stigma affects individuals with mental health issues in all aspects of their lives – personal relationships, family life and in the workplace. According to N.A.M.I. (National Alliance of Mental Illness), eight out of ten workers with a mental health condition say...