Wed, May 11|
Brain Health Now
Brain Health Now is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding the term “mental illness”.
Time & Location
May 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Statera, LLC, 3375 Lake Ridge Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003, USA
About the event
Brain Health Now is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding the term “mental illness”. Over 50 million Americans have diagnosable brain health disorders each year. These disorders remain shrouded in misunderstanding and stigma, which is one reason why we need to reframe the conversation away from mental illness and toward brain health. Our goal is to decrease the stigma by inspiring the public to use different words. Brain health issues and disorders, rather being character flaws or personal weaknesses, have biological and neurological basis and often can be successfully treated.
Representatives from Brain Health Now will be available at Statera May 11th, 9:00am-12:00pm to provide materials and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to come in and visit them in our upper or lower levels! Learn more about:
- Pervasiveness of brain health issues in our communities - Importance of language being used on the topic of brain health due to the neurological and basis of brain health issues - Provide insight of the impact of the stigma surrounding mental illness and why we need to address it as the organ that is sick