Last March I was invited by 988 Crisis Jam to present on Stop Stigma Together, the Grand Challenge to eliminate stigma around mental health and substance use disorders on a national scale. You can view the show with my presentation here and jump straight to me at 3:36 if you wish. Be sure to also watch the aftershow with my good friend, Tonja Myles, as we break down my presentation and Tonja speaks to stigma herself, beginning at 19:37.
Afterwards the folks at 988 Crisis Jam asked if they could do a piece on me and the Grand Challenge, which I want to share with you. It's the first time my own struggles and those of my family have appeared in print, here in support of busting stigma.
I am proud to play a role in fighting stigma by coming out with this content.
If you’re passionate about Grand Challenges or would like to be, visit my Medium account, where I am publishing on Grand Challenges. Let’s work together to address these sticky, systemic, complex, and wicked issues once and for all, for the sake of future generations of life on Earth.