1 in 5 Mainers live with a serious mental illness and many of those individuals are also part of a minority/oppressed population. What can the average citizen do to help support their neighbors who are stigmatized and underrepresented? Join us for a conversation on minorities and mental health led by Tonya Bailey-Curry. We'll hear about this her collaborative journey with NAMI Maine, how to answer a strong call for action in our community, and have an open discussion about this tough and often taboo topic.
About the Presenter: Tonya Bailey-Curry, a Maine native, is a social work graduate student at the University of Southern Maine. Through collaboration with NAMI Maine, Tonya has fueled her passion for advocacy, social justice, racial equality, and stigma reduction for those impacted by mental illness and suicide through speaking publicly on such issues and facilitating a monthly support group. "Listening to Tonya share her story gives me hope that good people still exist and there are ordinary people fighting extraordinary battles" - audience member, Bates College 2016.
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