This was my second time presenting to this masters in social work class at Virginia Commonwealth University.
What do I teach? Lived experience.
As Charles and our family stumbled through a broken mental health system here in Virginia, we found some of the worst prejudice where it was least expected–the mental health system. Speaking to those who are currently in training is the most effective way to prevent stigma and help those who treat a vulnerable population find compassion and understanding in helping their patients find recovery.
Thank you Julia Rice Stokes for this opportunity and to Jenny Derr for referring me.
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As a graduate of VCU’s MSW program, I think this is fantastic. I’m so glad you broadened the view of the students to include real life experience of the fight you had trying to get help. I know this was powerful for them to hear.
I didn’t know you graduated from this program. Thank you Amy.