#9: Strangers to Mental Health Care: Interviewing the Outsiders

-Do you know someone who struggles with mental illness?

-How would you define mental health?

-Do you believe that anyone is truly mentally healthy?

-What do you know about our current outpatient care system for mental health patients?

-Do you believe that there is a stigma surrounding mental health in your community? What about elsewhere?

-How do you think the stigma, or lack thereof, affects people in your community?

-Are you aware of the recent shift, over the past few decades, from institutional to community-based care for mental health care?

-Have you heard anyone use words like retarded, autistic or imbecile in demeaning or appropriative ways?

-Have you, yourself ever used those words in that manner?

-Do you feel that there are enough accessible mental health care resources in your community?

-How do you believe that past trauma and stress affects a person’s mental health?

-How do you believe present stress affects a person’s mental health?

Maisie Newbury

One Response to “#9: Strangers to Mental Health Care: Interviewing the Outsiders

  • Good questions, Maisie. We’ll definitely chat about these specifically when we meet in December.

    Quick question: what will your focus this week be?

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