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Beyond Stigma: Bringing the Conversation About Mental Illness Forward

Many mental illnesses often develop in young adulthood, when stigma and discrimination against people with these disorders can have a significant impact on their ability to seek treatment and recover. Carter Center stigma expert Rebecca Palpant Shimkets moderated a discussion with Dr. Mark McLeod, director of Emory University Counseling Services; Billy Howard, 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism and Step Inside My Head creator; Alison Malmon, Active Minds founder and CEO; and Kimberly Minor, mental health advocate and president of Active Minds at Georgia Perimeter College.

Learn more about the Carter Center's mental health work: http://cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/index.html

Learn more about Active Minds: http://www.activeminds.org/

How to Seek Help: http://cartercenter.org/resources/pdfs/health/mental_health/conversations-021913-mental-health-how-to-seek-help.pdf

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.

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