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We offer the following programs for creating awareness and eradicating stigma associated with mental illness
Stamp Out Stigma's ProgramsStamp Out Stigma offers the following programs:
Presentations are usually made by four members of the Stamp Out Stigma organization.
All panelists are mental health clients diagnosed and living with mental illness. Our panelists represent a wide variety of experiences with mental illness, different diagnosis, genders and age groups. They share their personal experiences of living with mental illness in an intimate setting. Panelists give a brief bio-sketch of how mental illness has affected their lives, relating their own experience with stigma and putting a human face on mental illness. Sometimes a family member or a clinician comes along to give another perspective. These programs are interactive and audience members are encouraged to ask questions to generate further discussion. To learn more about our panelists please read panelist bios which contains personal stories of some of our panelists
All Stamp Out Stigma presentations are tailored to the particular audience so that they are useful and humanizing. For example:
Our panelists also work with other local advocacy groups to help them start their own community based anti-stigma programs. Stamp Out Stigma has developed a comprehensive toolkit called "Train the Trainer," that provides groups with instruction and inspiration.
Stamp Out Stigma provides training and consultation to employers in defining "reasonable accommodations" under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for mentally ill persons in the workplace.
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