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DEFEATING STIGMA AT THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. GRACIELA CÁMARA VOZ pro salud mental MEXICO. Voz pro salud mental.

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Defeating stigma at the university campus

DEFEATING STIGMA AT THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

GRACIELA CÁMARA

VOZ pro salud mental

MEXICO


Voz pro salud mental
Voz pro salud mental

  • Our organization advocates on federal level to make awareness of the need to give mental care to all Mexicans, to improve mental care and to open centers of mental attention in all our country, as well as to start anti-stigma and awareness campaigns


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VOZ PRO SALUD MENTAL

  • As family members that had to face up with all this burden, we founded VPSM since 2001.

  • We are a net of NGO in Mexico, that found support with the Family To Family program by NAMI and support groups.

  • We have giving the course to more than 800 hundreds families.


Vpsm services
VPSM SERVICES

  • We had more than 84,000 visits into our home page.

  • We have 531 members into the page.

  • Have giving response to more than 500 email.

  • Take care of daily phone calls.


Campaigns at campus our mission
Campaigns at Campus. Our Mission

  • Is to increase the awareness and mental health services on campus, and to eliminate the stigma students with mental illness face

  • Prevent suicide, specifically within the college atmosphere


Participants
Participants

  • In a two hour conference, with young consumers and caregivers as presenters, they explained why it is important to talk about mental illness at the university campus, what mental illness is, and how it has been for them to live with a mental illness in our country.


Preparation
Preparation

  • We prepared this conference with them in a support group.

  • At what age the illness started.

  • What was the impact on their lives.

  • How was the relationship with our mental health system.


Communicate to the public
Communicate to the public.

  • What they think is very important that the public should know

  • What they will like to say to friends and family.

  • What are his plans for the future


Public
Public

  • Did not know that mental illness exist in such large numbers and that rehabilitation is possible.

  • They were surprised that the presenters look ‘normal’

  • Expressed admiration for their courage of being presenters


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Public

  • Admiration for the effort they are making to cope with their condition

  • Asked questions of how a mental illness can be detected and how they can get help or help others


Presenters
Presenters

  • They report feeling more confidence in being able to talk about themselves.

  • This activity helped to be more consciousness of their illness and the importance to stick to the medical treatment.


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Presenters

  • They are proud to participate in an activity that informs the public, and that has a preventive and anti-stigma purpose.


Results
Results

  • Consumers come with more enthusiasm to the support group.

  • At the University students celebrate the 10 of October, they organized it.

  • Day of Mental Health (WHO).




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