Greetings, empaths! On Episode 1 of You, Me, Empathy, I sit down with author Bethanne Patrick to explore the topic of Mental Health Stigma. Stigma in mental health exists everywhere. It exists in media. It exists in societal structures that tell us we're not normal, that we just need to get over it, that we are weak. It even exists within us.
Today, Bethanne and I talk about what mental health stigma is, where it persists, why it persists, how we've each experienced mental health stigma, and what we can do to fight back against mental health stigma. We also talk about Bethanne's experience with double depression, mental illness in the military (Bethanne is a military wife), and how mental health is portrayed in movies.
Thank you for listening. And thank you for empathizing with us.
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- Bethanne Patrick's website
- Bethanne on Twitter @TheBookMaven
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