From the magazine: WISE tackles stigma of mental illness

While one in four Americans face mental health conditions during any given year, “the vast majority are living with really strong resiliency and recovery,” according to Sue McKenzie, facilitative co-leader of The Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination (WISE).

 

The statewide coalition, which launched in May in honor of Mental Health Month, is determined to reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues by sharing the success stories of individuals in recovery.

According to McKenzie, who is also director of Rogers InHealth, getting to know people living with mental illness is among the most effective approaches to weakening stigma.

Read more in the latest issue of BizTimes Milwaukee.

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