Up to Me - Self-Stigma and Its Impact on You
Part 2 of the Up to Me: Starting the Conversation Series on supporting families facing mental health challenges. This session explores the concept of self-stigma, the story you tell yourself
Part 2 of the Up to Me: Starting the Conversation Series on supporting families facing mental health challenges. This session explores the concept of self-stigma, the story you tell yourself about the challenges you and your loved one face.
- Identify the negative narratives one has told themselves
- Challenge the negative narratives one has told themselves
- Explore alternatives to the negative narratives one has told themselves
People with mental health challenges and those that support them face decisions everyday about if and what to say to friends, family, co-workers, and others about their experiences. Whether their loved one is returning from treatment, exhibited some mental health symptoms, or is asked about a behavior that someone has noticed, knowing how to decide if and what they want to say can be key to moving forward with their recovery. If they choose to disclose, having an answer that points to their or their loved one’s strength and resilience is empowering.
Emily Jonesberg is the Training Lead with Rogers InHealth, the education and advocacy department of Rogers Behavior Health, and a proud mom of an active toddler. In her role at Rogers, she facilitates trainings for leaders in the non-profit, education and healthcare sectors. Emily also facilitates programming for staff at Rogers Behavior Health and with parents in the community. Prior to her work at Rogers, Emily worked in a youth serving capacity for over thirteen years through various non-profits and school districts. During this time, she also developed and delivered equity training with adults and youth. Emily has a Master of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
(Monday) 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm