Stop the Stigma is a fun, festival-like event that brings the community together while offering education about mental health issues and resources within the community.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017     11:00am-3:00pm

Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park

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 All attendees had a hand in creating a work of art to represent how mental illness affects our community

All attendees had a hand in creating a work of art to represent how mental illness affects our community


Mental health agencies and providers come together to offer education and advocacy about mental health issues and resources within the community.

 Local mental health providers educate the community about mental illness and the mental health resources available in the community.

Local mental health providers educate the community about mental illness and the mental health resources available in the community.

We want our community to learn about what mental illness is, and what it isn’t. We want them to understand all of the options available for finding help.

 Dr. Elias Sarkis taking time to pose with Albert at the 4th Annual Stop the Stigma community event.

Dr. Elias Sarkis taking time to pose with Albert at the 4th Annual Stop the Stigma community event.

Stop the Stigma started with the goal of educating community members about mental illness and connecting them to mental health resources available within the Gainesville area. The idea was to create a fun, festival-like environment in order to bring the community together while offering education about mental health issues and resources within the community. Ultimately, the goal was, and still is, to work towards reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and psychiatric care.

 

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