It has come to my attention that there is a group of celebrities out there trying to remove the stigma of mental illness! The organization is called No Kidding, Me Too! and it seems as though they are making educational movies and what have you, attempting to normalize mental illness in every day folks.
This is something that I personally am passionate about. Why? Because a lot of the training in the mental health field says that some mental illnesses “just can’t be treated” and that some treatment options involve either telling directly what the client should do, or not involving the client in the process of collaboration.
Simply put, I think its going to take Celebrity muscle and cash to get people to change the way they treat and see mental illness. And they already have some heavy hitters! Check out the Host Committee of This Event!
I think its an admirable goal, and I’ll be posting more information about their events and other information here as it comes up.
Jim Valeri, LMHC