Monday, November 10, 2008

UW Active Minds sponsors 11/12 panel discussion on stigma of mental illness

Reducing the stigma of mental illness in society will be the focus of a panel discussion Wednesday, Nov. 12, at noon in the University of Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge.

Active Minds, a registered student organization, and Psi Chi, the UW Psychology Club, will host "Reducing Mental Illness Stigma." Panel members will include individuals who will share their personal experiences of having mental illnesses, along with professionals who work to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Active Minds is the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on more than 100 college campuses nationwide.

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