Articles containing: stigma

Is Our Culture Skeptical of Mental Healthcare Itself?

“Dear Dr. Schlozman: This psychiatry course convinces even the biggest skeptics.”

This comment, entirely well meaning, is also deceptively profound.  Whenever I sit down to discuss the variations of stigma with regard to mental health, I think first of this comment.

The Clay Center Launches Multimedia Effort to Promote Mental Wellness Among Youth

New film series and video podcast promote conversations to shift the social landscape of mental health

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Can Kids Get Mental Illness?

November 15, 2017

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What does the average person think about mental illness in kids? We went to the streets to ask people this very question, and their responses and stories were both enlightening and heartwarming.

The Clay Center have partnered with filmmakers Eric I.

Changing Lives Through Media

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We are a practical, online educational resource dedicated to promoting and supporting the mental, emotional and behavioral wellbeing of children, teens, and young adults.

Did I Stutter?

October 19, 2017

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Do you remember what your mother used to say when you stopped, all of sudden, and yanked off your sneakers with a kind exaggerated urgency?  She’d wait to see what you were doing, and then when you turned that sneaker upside down and the teeny-tiny pebble fell out onto the sidewalk, she’d smile and tell you something about how the little th

“Looking for Luke” Documentary Released for Suicide Prevention Week, Begins National Tour

Filmmaker and producers to raise awareness about suicide on college campuses

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BOSTON, Mass. – On Sept.

More Kids Are Receiving Mental Health Care, But…

At The Clay Center, we find ourselves writing often about how seeking psychiatric treatment is stigmatized in the United States.  We especially worry about this issue when it comes to children and adolescents.

Combating Mental Health Stigma

July 6, 2017

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A look at why and how the stigma of mental illness persists in the African American community—among both young people and their families—and what some are doing to address it.

What Their Writing Told Me: The Taboo Of Mental Illness In The Hispanic Community

July 5, 2017

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The following blog is part of The Clay Center’s series on diversity, which presents varying cultural perspectives and beliefs on mental health and well-being.

John Oliver On Mental Health

In the clip above from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver masterfully speaks to the serious misunderstandings and poor care associated with mental illness in the U.S. today.