The State of Stigma

May 2020 — The State of Stigma: Breaking Down Barriers & Learning To Be Comfortable Asking For Help

One in five Western New Yorkers have a mental illness, yet stigma can prevent people from seeking help. In our current environment, frontline workers and individuals who have never struggled with mental health issues are experiencing symptoms and may be hesitant to reach out for help.

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

Jackie Crane

Program Supervisor for the Mobile Transitional Support Team at Crisis Services

Lindsay Herndon

Director of Outpatient Services for Mental Health and Substance Use at BryLin Behavioral Health System

Jennifer Levesque

Director of Clinical Services at Jewish Family Service