Monday, May 18, 2009

"The Stigma of Mental Illness" Premieres Tonight

Tune in to PCNC (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel) tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the premiere of NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania's episode of the local talk show What's On Your Mind.

This episode, entitled "The Stigma of Mental Illness," was developed in collaboration with Mental Health America of Westmoreland County. Funding was provided by the Staunton Farm Foundation.

Stigma is a negative attitude toward mental illness. It leads to feelings of embarrassment, isolation and discrimination. Stigma prevents people from getting the treatment they need: treatment that works and can help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Tonight's episode of What's On Your Mind is one way we are reaching out to Southwestern Pennsylvania to break down the barrier of stigma.