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.

After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

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