Can We Reduce Stigma in Mental Health?

I was fortunate to participate in a panel discussion at the University on how to reduce stigma in mental health. It is part of their ongoing Big Questions series in collaboration with Minnesota Public Radio. I had a fun time and I think lots of important issues were raised. I believe the podcast (News with Tom Weber) will be available to listen here

The stigma associated with mental health issues can prevent people from accessing the help they need. As part of the ongoing Big Questions series at the University of Minnesota, four panelists met on Dec. 5th to discuss with host Tom Weber ways to move beyond stigma in mental health.
  • Victoria Blakeborough, University of Minnesota senior, student advisor and past president of Active Minds, a student group at the University of Minnesota working to raise mental health awareness
  • Glenn Hirsch, psychologist and director of Student Counseling Services at the University of Minnesota
  • Richard Lee, professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota
  • Abeer Syedah, student body president at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a senior studying political science, gender studies, and sociology




Familee lab dinner and karaoke

End of the semester means time to eat and stress relief with song. Added bonus, my 84 year old dad was in town for the fun! And first time Melissa sang karaoke.