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Building Mental Health Awareness by Sharing Lived Experience

Stigma is a considerable barrier to positive mental health, which is why the project in Consort focuses on reducing stigma around talking about mental health. Understanding the priorities of the community, they planned a community dinner with a prominent sports figure who aims to destigmatize the shame associated with trauma by encouraging relationships, conversation, and a wholistic approach to mental health. In addition to the one-time community event, they produced a video that showcases the lived experience of community members’ struggles and triumphs with their mental health.