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Mental Illness Stigma Reduction Coalition

 

Mental Illness Help: Reducing Stigma and Promoting Recovery

1 in 5 people will deal with a serious mental illness in their lifetime. 

How can we help our community reduce the stigma of mental illness and connect services and support with those who need it most? We begin with open dialogue.

Mental health is important in every stage of life. Sufferers of mental illness face stigma which can lead to: inadequate access to mental health services, fear, mistrust, and violence against people living with mental illness and their families. 

Milwaukee Public Library is proud to join a coalition of Milwaukee area organizations in an effort to combat the stigma of mental illness, particularly in Milwaukee's African American community: the Mental Illness Stigma Reduction/Recovery Coalition, organized by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

ASK: Mental Health Help Presentations 2016

What do you know about mental health? Are you or a loved one feeling hopeless or overwhelmed? 

ASK: Access, Support and Knowledge is a free series on mental health help that will present information on signs and symptoms, advocacy, and where to turn for help in facing issues involving mental illness. 

You are not alone. There is help and hope. Get the facts.

 

Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35th St,

  • Saturday, August 20

      10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

  • Saturday, November 19, December 17

     1-2:30 p.m.