Mental health stigma is a negative stereotype against people with mental illness. Victims of stigma can feel isolated and excluded by the community and can suffer self-stigma due to shame of their illness. Stigma of all kinds can prevent people with mental illness from seeking and receiving the help they need.
Mr. Doederlein is the President of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), a national mental health advocacy, education, and…
Mr. Doederlein is the President of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), a national mental health advocacy, education, and peer support organization led by and serving people who have depression and bipolar disorder. Through more than 700 support groups and 250 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.
Mr. Doederlein earned his Bachelor of Arts from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Paul Gionfriddo has been the President and CEO of Mental Health America since May 1, 2014. He also serves on…
Paul Gionfriddo has been the President and CEO of Mental Health America since May 1, 2014. He also serves on the 12-member National Advisory Council to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services. He is currently a member of the Board of the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health in West Palm Beach, Florida and the Golden Center Foundation. Mr. Gionfriddo is the author of the book, Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son With Schizophrenia.
Mr. Gionfriddo earned his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
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