Is it any more complicated with mental illness? We don’t want to minimize the difficulty. We do want to find a way to stop the marginalization.
Step outside your comfort zones and reach out a little more, "come out" a little more, tolerate a little more, challenge a little more, risk a little more.
The Hot Stove Project has recently completed a short film on mental health stigma - How to Touch a Hot Stove: Thought and Behavioral Differences in a Society of Norms - directed by Sheryll Franko, and a 40-minute presentation of supplementary interview material entitled CRAZY?.
These short films are meant for screening by local public television stations, cinemas, and screening in the classroom or the work place.