Episode 247

On Stigma and Discrimination


October 16th, 2023

10 mins 53 secs

Season 2

Your Host

About this Episode

This week, as World Mental Health Month continues, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager for Distress and Crisis Ontario, uses information from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to explore what stigma and discrimination are, how they directly affect persons living with mental health and substance use disorders, and how we can work to combat their effects. If you need support for any reason, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your nearest distress centre or ONTX. You can find your closest Member centre at www.dcontario.org/locations and can access ONTX between the hours of 2PM to 2AM daily from any page of our website or by texting SUPPORT to 258258. If you would like to provide feedback on this episode, past episodes, or request future content, you can do so using the following link: https://forms.gle/o8yUPMss6wo8dP1X8. Thank you for listening, we hope you join us again next week.

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