Don’t Call Me Crazy

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Date/Time
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Mental Health Association in Greensboro
301 E Washington St, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Greensboro, NC 27401


Event Details

Don’t Call Me Crazy: Using Respectful Language in Mental Health

Language reflects and affects cultural beliefs—it has the power to diminish and to uplift. When it comes to mental health, language has historically been prejudicial, negative, and stigmatizing. Fortunately, mental health language is changing. Why? For one thing, consumers are speaking out against the effects of discriminatory language and partnering with professionals to set mutual goals of language change. Altering old patterns—rejecting terms like “shrink, “the mentally ill, and “addict—takes time but ultimately has a profound positive impact. This workshop helps providers analyze their day-to-day language, learn about person-first language, explore terminology related to suicide, and examine how language change occurs.

Facilitator: Myla Erwin, BA, CPSS

Mental Health Association in Greensboro, Director of Programs

 

Provider Academy 2015

A series of free workshops for all mental health and substance abuse providers and peer support specialists. Addiction counselors and peer support specialists receive 1.5 NCSAPPB General Skill Building Hours for each session.

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