Webinar 10/5: In Conversation With Peers: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Publication Date: Oct 01, 2021

Join the Mental Health America in this webinar, In Conversation With Peers: Mental Illness Awareness Week on Tuesday, October 5, 2021
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


Did you know that one-third of people experience some type of dissociation? Additionally, 2.3% of people will develop Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. There has been a significant increase in mental health awareness over the years. Yet, advocacy conversations continue to exclude lesser-known mental health conditions including:

- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
- Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders.
- Paranoia and Delusional Disorders.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
- And many others.

Mental Health America (MHA) recognizes that our advocacy efforts must include various experiences. It is crucial to raise awareness about these under-discussed conditions. In our next "In Conversation With Peers" series, we will:
- Hear from those with lived experience of OCD, ADHD, SAD, dissociation, and psychosis.
- Learn about why we need to shine a spotlight on these experiences.
- And discuss what we can do to support someone living with these diagnoses.

Mental Health America’s (MHA) “In Conversation With Peers” series is a dialogue by peers, for peers. A peer is someone we identify with based on their lived experience. This lived experience can be having a mental health condition. But it also includes gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, language, or even disability. Peer support allows a person to share this lived experience and support another. This mutual support is important to help someone move toward long-term recovery.


To register for this event, please click here.

The event does NOT offer CEUs, but you can receive a certificate of attendance from the link emailed with the recording. For individuals with the National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) certification, certificates of attendance can be used toward your continuing education requirements.