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Breaking the Silence; Conversations about Mental Health
A four-part speaker series focusing on resilience, reducing stigma, embracing imperfection, and building a supportive community, hosted by Congregation Rodef Sholom
Part 2: Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D
Recovery: Beyond the shadows of psychiatric stigma, prejudice and discrimination, with Rabbi Michael Lezak
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Sanctuary
Psychiatric illness—and the prejudice, discrimination and stigma that surrounds it—can be devastating. After a mental illness diagnosis, people are left feeling profoundly disconnected from themselves, from others, from their environments, and from meaning or purpose in their lives. Dr. Hutchinson will speak about recovery as an empowerment process that can help rebuild these important personal, social, environmental, and spiritual connections, and help confront the devastating effects of prejudice, discrimination and stigma.
Representatives from Buckelew, NAMI Marin & Jewish Family and Children's Services will join Dr. Hutchinson to speak about how their respective organizations support receovery from metnal illness in our community
Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D. has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University for 31 years. She currently serves as the Director of Services Division, which serves women, men and youth with serious psychiatric illnesses.
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