Behavioral Health - Combating Stigma

Learn more about addressing and combating the stigma of behavioral health issues and substance use disorders with this list of educational resources.



AHA Webinars and Conference Calls

St. Vincent’s, Jacksonville, the ROI of Mental Health First Aid: How a local Collaborative improves timely access to care and reduces stigma (Aug. 29, 2018)

Be the Change: Allina Health’s Effort to Eliminate Stigma around Mental Health and Addiction Conditions (July 7, 2018)

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA: Reducing Substance Use Disorder Stigma (March 29, 2018)

Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life (Dec. 2017)

The Value of Patient/Peer Advisory Groups (Jan. 2017)

Tools and Insights to Combat Stigma

NIH: Stigma and Opioids (June 2018)

SAMHSA webcast series (March-June 2018) The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services

PCSS video: Meet. Engage. Treat. Hear from patients about the impact an informed care team can have on their recovery (March 2018)

Addiction, Stigma, and Discrimination: Implications for Treatment and Recovery - PCSS-MAT, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2015

Long-Term Strategies to Reduce the Stigma Attached to Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery, Chestnut Health Systems for the Philadelphia Dept. of Health, 2015

National Initiatives to Combat Stigma

Veterans: Make the Connection

Change Direction - A national campaign to change the culture of mental health

NAMI Stigma-Free Campaign

American Medical Association Anti-Stigma SUD Campaign

American Society of Addiction Medicine's Anti-Stigma Resources

Providers Clinical Support System Stigma Resources

SAMHSA's Words Matter Campaign Resources

Stamp Out Stigma Campaign

Deconstructing Stigma Initiative

Let’s Talk Stigma – The Coalition

Learn More

Chair File: Understanding and Treating Substance Use Disorders by Nancy Agee, AHA Board Chair and President and CEO of Carilion Clinic

Campaign to Change Direction

Join Change Direction to change the culture of mental health. Read more about how New Hampshire has joined the campaign to #ChangeMentalHealth.


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