Source: Calgary, AB: Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Central Region. 21p. SIEC No: 19980956

This booklet for high school students discusses the stigma often associated with mental illness. Examples of famous people who have had a mental illness are used to point out that having a mental illness does not mean someone is incompetent. Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia & eating disorders are described. The effects of stigma, myths, how individuals can make a difference, & stigma in the media are discussed. Strategies for helping, a reading list & glossary are included.