Stigma is everywhere: in our workplaces and schools, in our community spaces like coffee shops and street corners, in the movies we watch and even in our homes. Chances are you will likely see a stigmatizing interaction or hear a stigmatizing comment in the next few days. What should you do when this happens? Best practice suggests that when we remain silent around stigma, we unintentionally support the norm that it is okay to discriminate against people with mental illness or substance use disorders. Yet, it can be uncomfortable talking to others about their stigmatizing behavior. The resources today include tips on how to talk to others about their stigma in ways that promote connection not judgment. 

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How to Respond to Stigma

Read this brief article by the Safe Project that highlights some ways to respond to stigma.

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