Imagine a world free from discrimination
On Friday, Oct. 10, in recognition of World Mental Health Day, the Ohio MIND Movement, of which the OPPA is an active partner, announced plans to launch a statewide video contest to raise awareness among young people about the harm of discrimination against those living with a mental illness. The theme of the contest will be Imagine a World … where all individuals living with mental illness are free from discrimination and actively seek treatment, wellness and recovery.
"The stigma of mental illness is a very real and destructive force in our society, which frequently causes those most in need to refrain from seeking potentially lifesaving treatment. This contest is a creative way to shine a light on this important issue, and hopefully in the process change some minds and reverse some prejudices," said Steven Jewell, MD, President-elect of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association.