Stigma is often misunderstood or neglected in discussions about mental health, yet a majority of those living with mental health problems report experiencing it in one form or another. In this film you will meet Simone, who lives with schizophrenia—a complex biochemical brain disorder that can impact the way a person thinks, feels, communicates, and perceives reality, and that often includes experiences of psychosis. Simone shares movingly about her journey to self-acceptance and self-advocacy, while our experts reflect on the gospel’s ability to break down the lies that stigmatize mental health problems and fracture faith communities.
Learn more about this course and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries at www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/catholics/
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Warning: This course and films address difficult and sensitive topics, and may not be appropriate for a young audience. Parental guidance is advised.
This film captures the experiences of individuals in their own words; the views and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not always represent the views of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, FORMED, or the Augustine Institute.