Community Conversations: Overcoming the Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Help
At the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), the health of our Milwaukee-area community is at the heart of everything we do. This focus on Milwaukee is the driving force behind Community Conversations, a new series of critical discussions on health reflecting the diverse experiences of the people who live and work here.
This first series of Community Conversations features Milwaukee voices in candid conversation on all things mental health. Hear the perspectives of medical experts and providers, community leaders and those who have dealt with mental health challenges personally as they discuss the realities of mental health and healing in the face of the challenges facing our society today. Community Conversations: Mental Health aims to showcase the experiences of Milwaukee area residents and amplify their voices to tell their stories in their own words.
The stigma surrounding conversations on mental health can make it difficult to start on the journey to mental well-being. Breaking this stigma is no easy feat, but doing so can lead not only to your own healing but the healing of others by being an example for the most important people in your life. Join mental health care advocate Montréal Cain, author Dr. Joe Johnson and Dr. Jon Lehrmann, the Charles E. Kubly Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW, as they discuss the stigma of mental health care and the benefits of overcoming it.