Psychology Works Series! Myths and Stigma of Mental Illness

Monday, Oct. 29 | 6-7:15 p.m. | BR 162

Around the world, approximately 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental illness or neurological disorders during their lifetime. In the United States, it is approximately 1 in 5. Nearly 2/3 of those diagnosed with a mental illness do not seek treatment for reasons that include feeling shame and embarrassment that stem from the myths and stigma of mental illness. It’s time to break those barriers.

Join Dr. Heather Siek, from the Village Family Service Center, to learn about the myths and stigma of mental illness that may prevent a person from seeking help and to develop a better understanding of mental illness. Let’s find a way to have healthy discussions about mental illness and reduce negative perceptions that become barriers to treatment and recovery.

This is the first of the 3 part mental health series presented by MSUM’s Psychology Club and Psi Chi.

Please visit our link to register if a verification of attendance is required.

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