Shattering the Stigma: In Our Own Words
Mental illness and addiction affect people regardless of race, education, or career. To help shatter the stigmas and stereotypes around these conditions, the UFT Member Assistance Program has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NYC) to bring a unique virtual presentation, In Our Own Voice, to our members. Two trained volunteers who are living with serious mental health conditions will share their experiences of mental illness and recovery. The hour-long presentation consists of three sections: What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their own experiences and learn about available mental health resources.
Shattering the Stigma Dates for 2023-24:
- Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, from 5 – 6 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, from 5 – 6 p.m.
- Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Registration information for future sessions will be posted when available.