According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children must have good mental health to reach their full potential. Mentally healthy children reach developmental and emotional milestones, learn beneficial social skills, and have a positive healthy quality of life in home, school and in their communities.
Mental Health America reports that 76% of youth in the United States do not receive treatment for mental health issues. Stigma is a key barrier that prevents youth from seeking or continuing the mental health treatment they need. By reducing stigma, we can create an environment that offers hope and acceptance to those who currently suffer in silence.
Join us for this experience and learn as we:
- better understand what stigma is and the impact stigma has on individuals and communities
- discuss how to identify and overcome stigma in ourselves and our communities in order to help improve mental health outcomes for youth.