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A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

The groundbreaking documentary, “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” is now available for viewing at EachMindMatters.org! One in four American adults are living with a diagnosable mental illness in a given year, but many of them are afraid to reach out for the help they need. “A New State of Mind” […]

Developing Your “On the Way Down Message”

The Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination Center (The Dignity Recovery Center) created this tool to guide presenters in recalling and incorporating challenging experiences into their presentations. The Dignity Recovery Center works to advance the effectiveness of community-driven stigma change programs as informed by the world’s foremost researchers.

Tags: Events, Messages, Terminology, Tips

Language(s): English

Developing Your “On the Way Up Message”

The Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination Center (The Dignity Recovery Center) created this tool to help presenters brainstorm the steps they took to reach and maintain recovery. The Dignity Recovery Center works to advance the effectiveness of community-driven stigma change programs as informed by the world’s foremost researchers.

Tags: Events, Messages, Terminology, Tips

Language(s): English

Discussion Starters

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.

Tags: Events, Messages

Language(s): English

Guidelines for Sharing Your Experiences

The Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination Center (The Dignity Recovery Center) created these guidelines to outline key aspects for speakers to consider when crafting personal narrative-based presentations to reduce stigma. The Dignity Recovery Center works to advance the effectiveness of community-driven stigma change programs as informed by the world’s foremost researchers.

Tags: Events, Messages, Terminology, Tips

Language(s): English

Post Presentation Follow Up Plan

The Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination Center (The Dignity Recovery Center) created this tool for presenters to connect with the target agency or organization that hosted the presentation to find out how the presentation met the pre-established target messages and goals. The Dignity Recovery Center works to advance the effectiveness of community-driven stigma change programs […]

Pre/Post SDR Audience Evaluation

The Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination Center (The Dignity Recovery Center) works to advance the effectiveness of community-driven stigma change programs as informed by the world’s foremost researchers. The Dignity Recovery Center created this tool for presenters to distribute to their audience before and after their presentation.

Profiles of Hope: Dr.Clayton Chau, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) Emmy Award winning “Profiles of Hope” series highlights inspirational stories of high-profile individuals who share how they overcame stigma and found hope, wellness and recovery. Psychiatrist and TV host Dr. Clayton Chau is featured in this series and tells his story of being a refugee from the Vietnam war and […]

Profiles of Hope: Paris Barclay, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) Emmy Award winning “Profiles of Hope” series highlights inspirational stories of high-profile individuals who share how they overcame stigma and found hope, wellness and recovery. Director and producer Paris Barclay of F/X’s “Sons of Anarchy” is featured in this series and tells his story of recovering […]