The State of Stigma

April 2021 — The State of Stigma: The Effect of Stigma on People Who Served in the Military

Join the Conversation as a panel of experts share their stories and discuss the stigma of mental health challenges among veterans and those who serve in the military. Many veterans and active military personnel are embarrassed or ashamed about mental health issues and stigma can prevent them from seeking treatment. Learn about mental health resources and the myths and real struggles of veterans and military personnel.

MODERATED BY—Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Youth Programs at Mental Health Advocates

Katie Coric

VA Western New York Healthcare System, Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Emergency Services Program Manager

Chris Kreiger, Sr.

Iraq War Veteran and President and Co-Founder, WNYHeroes, Inc.

Cathleen Larsen, ECDMH

Contract Coordinator with Veterans Agencies

Patrick Welch, VN Vet, USMC,

Chair, Community Veterans Engagement Board