EN ESPAÑOL. Engaging your audience in conversation can be tricky. Sometimes audience members have plenty of questions and comments, but other times they have little to offer. If you are looking to engage your audience in discussion around the issue of stigma related to mental illness, these discussion starters may be helpful.
EN ESPAÑOL. This document lays out the key messages that CalMHSA’s Stigma and Discrimination social marketing campaign is using to reach California Latinos and Latino families. The messages include key talking points and statistics to support the case you are making against stigma and discrimination. They are not designed to be read aloud like a […]
EN ESPAÑOL. This simple chart outlines some of the key myths about mental illness and offers brief facts to help you debunk them. The second page includes citations from the latest research that support the facts. You can offer this chart as a handout, or just pick one or two myths that may be relevant to […]
Disability Rights California created this simple fact sheet on people-first language to teach us all how to refer to people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness in ways that are respectful and free of the labels that can so easily create stigma. INTRODUCTION: We all want to be accepted for being ourselves. Our […]
When discussing issues related to mental health, people sometimes rely on jargon specific to the field or complex scientific terms that others may not understand. When speaking to audiences, it is important to remember that plain language is best to ensure all of your messages are received. Disability Rights created this helpful tip sheet to […]