Becky LeBlanc Kristin Kosyluk Erin Gallagher Matthew Na

Overcoming The Stigma of Mental Illness

A Workshop by Kristin Kosyluk PhD. , Matthew Na LMSW , Becky LeBlanc and Erin Gallagher

About this Workshop

Research has revealed that many individuals feel more comfortable going to their pastor's office with mental health challenges than they do going to their doctor's office. This presents an incredible opportunity for pastors to educate people about mental illness -- that it is a medical condition and not a reflection of poor character or faith. These are deeply ingrained stigmas and we need all the help we can get to break those down! In this session you will hear from storyteller Becky LeBlanc about her lived experience with mental illness and her church community, researcher Kristin Kosyluk, PhD, about her research on the topic of stigma and Matthew Na, LMSW, who will share his perspective as both a minister and a mental health professional.

January 15, 2022, 03:15 PM

03:15 PM - 04:20 PM

About The Speakers

Kristin Kosyluk

Kristin Kosyluk PhD.

Assistant Professor of Mental Health Law & Policy, Faculty Affiliate, University of South Florida, the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute


Matthew Na

Matthew Na LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)


Becky LeBlanc

Becky LeBlanc

Mental Health Advocate, This Is My Brave


Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher

Interim Executive Director, This Is My Brave, Inc.