Many Americans’ diagnoses have grown more acute during the coronavirus pandemic, and people who had been previously undiagnosed – including many who remain so – are now suffering for the first time from depression and other illnesses that have been exacerbated by the present-day crises. One of the most critical barriers to treatment is the stigma of mental illness.
Following the special screening of carefully curated clips from the two-night, four-hour film, registrants will participate in a virtual panel discussion featuring local experts in the mental health field. You are encouraged to engage by asking questions via the virtual chat feature.
Discussion topics: accessibility and cultural barriers to mental health care, COVID-19’s exacerbation of mental health issues, eliminating the stigma and more.
- Ashish George, Director of Public Policy, Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Specialist, NAMI NC
- Chief Deputy Secretary Kody Kinsley, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Malaika Edwards, Doctoral Student, Center Coordinator, North Carolina State University Community Counseling, Education and Research Center (CCERC)