Lisa Smusz

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Reply to [ARCHIVED] Addressing Mental Health Stigma

May 29, 2015
Catching up a bit, had a few last brief thoughts and samples to share on our last question: 5. How do we keep ensuring that mental health is a priority in the policy agenda of governments. Essentially, I think keeping mental health in the mind of policy makers and governments ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Addressing Mental Health Stigma

May 29, 2015
Hi all, Sorry for the late post. Always a bit behind due to the time zone out West, and had a heavy teaching load last night. Wanted to share a few good research and tool resources in response to Question 4: Are there successful mental health educational efforts that have ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Addressing Mental Health Stigma

May 27, 2015
Q3: What programs and interventions are currently in practice to address these challenges? How do you measure success of these programs? In addition to my comments yesterday regarding the challenges of creating programs that are culturally responsive, and the challenge of examining our own biases we as practitioners may hold, ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Addressing Mental Health Stigma

May 26, 2015
Today we were asked to discuss the biggest challenges we have faced while fighting stigma in our settings. In response, I would like to thank and support some of the comments of others in this thread: Both Samuel Law and Elizabeth Glaser raised the important (and sometimes difficult to discuss) ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Addressing Mental Health Stigma

May 25, 2015
Good Morning from California, Lisa Smusz joining the conversation here. How fantastic to see so many posts and discussion here before the panel even "officially" began! Physicians are such vital partners in mental health care and reducing stigma. In the US 50% of people seek mental health support solely from ...


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