Nearly half of the general population has experienced a diagnosable psychiatric illness at some point in life. We are working to illuminate the fact that mental illness is exceedingly common and has no qualities that warrant shame. Our stigma-reduction and advocacy efforts will take many forms. Larger projects will be presented every several months throughout the year.
We have several projects currently underway. Our first project, which we will present this summer, will highlight the specific bias that can compromise the quality of medical care. Individuals who have severe, documented psychiatric illnesses are sometimes approached differently when presenting with physical ailments. This bias can lead to substandard medical care and unfavorable outcomes. We seek to bring more awareness to this issue and to promote provision of standard of care by offering specific guidance to those caring for people with psychiatric comorbidities.
If there are specific topics you'd like us to address, or if you'd like to participate in one of our projects, please let us know.