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Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

Webinar | May 23, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Webinar: Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

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Description: Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, due to stigma. This stigmatization may impact the individual in many ways, including potentially preventing them from receiving early intervention or treatment. Health care professionals can play a vital role in combating stigma, and talking to patients about self-disclosure.

In this webinar, hear from an individual with a personal perspective, Caroline, as she shares her insights on self-disclosure and stigma related to her diagnosis. In addition, Sloan Manning, MD, and Paul Gionfriddo will speak to the importance of self-disclosure and will share strategies and resources to combat stigma and increase mental health awareness.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Sloan Manning, MD
Featured Speaker

Sloan Manning, MD, is the Medical Director at Novant Health Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine; an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine; and Co-Director of the Mood Disorder Clinic at the Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Manning also serves as a PsychU Primary Care Provider Corner Section Advisor.

Paul Gionfriddo
Featured Speaker

Paul Gionfriddo is the President & CEO of Mental Health America. He serves on the 12-member National Advisory Council to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services. Mr. Gionfriddo also serves as a PsychU Stigma Section Advisor.

Caroline Harris, BS, MSW(c)
Featured Speaker

Caroline is currently a student at UNC-Chapel Hill where she is pursuing her master’s degree in social work. She also works as an intern at a psychiatric hospital taking care of patients with serious mental illness.

Ms. Harris received her BS in Social Work from Appalachian State University.

Bryan Archuleta, PharmD

Bryan Archuleta, PharmD, is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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