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Civility Week: To Be Civil Is To Be Stigma-Free
October 7 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
In January 2021, Brookdale made a “stigma-free commitment” – to foster an environment that welcomes and supports the mental health of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. This sounds like a very nice thing to do. But what does it actually mean to be stigma-free? How is being stigma-free central to Brookdale’s mission of empowering students to reach their personal, educational and economic goals? And what can you do to help create a more stigma-free Brookdale?
In Part I, Brookdale students Maeve Harrington and Emily Maxim present personal experiences and relevant research to address these questions and explain how stigmatizing mental health is an act of incivility. In Part II, Maeve and Emily invite Brookdale graduates from the No-Stigma Network to share their experiences with mental health struggles and mental health stigma inside and outside of Brookdale. The purpose of this presentation is to make clear the power of mental health stigma, make real its consequences, and inspire members of Brookdale community to help transform the College into a truly stigma-free institution.
* The Civility Week Student Activity Card enables students to earn raffle tickets for event attendance. Cards are available for pick-up in SLC-105, stamped at in-person events, and an honor system is used to self-stamp at remote live events. Cards should be returned to SLC-105 at the end of Civility Week. Raffle winners will be contacted via email to collect gift certificates and Brookdale gear!
Presented by Sara Burrill, Associate Professor of Psychology, Maeve Harrington and Emily Maxim, Human Services Students