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NAMI StigmaBuster Alert: November 7, 2006
A front-page story in the The Chicago Tribune brought national attention to StigmaBuster protests of Halloween stigma in
Free Teleconference: Art vs. Stigma
On Tuesday November 14, 2006 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM (ET), the ADS Center will present a free teleconference titled “Art Works! Using the Arts to Counter Stigma and Discrimination” To participate, please complete an online registration form at www.stopstigma.samhsa.gov.
Art, including the visual and performing arts, can be a powerful StigmaBuster. Using music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, theater, and more, people with mental illnesses demonstrate creativity, insightfulness, and intelligence. The confidence-building and peer support found in arts programs can also support recovery.
CBS-TV Brain Drama Premieres
On Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 P.M. (ET), CBS-TV will premiere “3 Lbs.,” a medical drama about two neurosurgeons, one brilliant but arrogant, who have different approaches on how to treat patients. One considers the brain a wire box, with patients only being “the outside.” The other considers the psychological health of patients a priority. “3 lbs” represents the average weight of the human brain. Mental illness has not been mentioned as a theme, but the show should be monitored.
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