Disrupting Stigma Around Mental Health: A Special Panel
We are delighted to offer seats to a free panel on “Disrupting Stigma Around Mental Health and Illness,” which is hosted in conjunction with the world premiere of The Manic Monologues at Stanford University. The panel will take place May 2, in advance of the May 2, 3, and 4 performances of The Manic Monologues.
Come hear and discuss steps we can all take to reduce the stigma around mental health and illness in our communities.
Our panel will include terrific speakers with experience ranging from the clinical and academic sectors to the public health, advocacy, and awareness sectors. Dr. Rona Hu was the Medical Director of Stanford Hospital’s acute psychiatric inpatient unit for 20 years, was an advisor to the first season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and is a creator of theatrical vignettes on Asian American mental health. Dana Murguia oversees public health programs including the suicide prevention and the mental health stigma and discrimination reduction programs for Humboldt County. She previously led workshops for tens of thousands of veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce in locations from Korea and Guam to Bahrain, Germany, and California. Victoria Maxwell is a performer and speaker living with multiple mental illnesses and featured in NYT, CNN, WSJ, and Psychology Today. Her keynote is named a top anti-stigma intervention in Canada. She previously acted alongside the likes of Johnny Depp and John Travolta. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. He has authored over 350 articles and chapters, and 12 books, including Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.
Be sure to get tickets for the premiere of The Manic Monologues later that evening or weekend. Tickets available online via Stanford Ticket Office: https://bit.ly/2Wo4Atr
More info on The Manic Monologues: https://www.themanicmonologues.org/