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MHTTC Danya Institute Presents:
Stigma – which involves labeling, stereotyping, and discriminating – is a major barrier to mental health help-seeking, psychiatric service engagement, and full inclusion in society. Stigma is particularly detrimental to young people (e.g., adolescents and young adults) who are just developing their attitudes and identities, making this an ideal time to interrupt the stigma process. Both public stigma (e.g., negative stereotypes about mental illness among peers) and internalized stigma (e.g., integrating stereotypes into one’s identity; fears of disclosing one’s mental health concerns) can interfere with overall youth mental health. This webinar will discuss ways to reduce stigma via a multipronged approach, including efforts that are youth-driven and have an intersectional lens.