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NAMI SMC General Meeting, Thursday May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Mental Health & Stigma: Changing the Conversation, the Metaphor, and the Outcomes!
Siya Mehtani, D.O.; Psychiatrist, San Mateo County
Siya Mehtani has personally and professionally experienced the demoralizing influence of stigma, and it ultimately became the impetus for her career choice as a psychiatrist.
Come learn about the social, cultural and perceived stigmas in mental health, and how it is not merely a barrier to services and treatment for individuals, but also a unique lens on the socialization of diseases. We will explore the definition and origins of stigma, what factors c ause stigma, why it matters, how as a society we can tackle it, and more.
NAMI San Mateo County General Meetings are free and open to the public. We welcome all who support our mission to improve the quality of life for people with mental illnesses and their families.