Overcoming the stigma attached to mental illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals.

Listen now:

HOST: Anne Hillman


KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Anne Hillman is the healthy communities editor at Alaska Public Media and a host of Hometown, Alaska. Reach her at ahillman@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Anne here.

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