Category Archives: Stigma Reduction

Recovery in Action Summer Art Show 0

Works of artists who have experienced mental illness were shown in this event held at the Marin Fencing Academy.

How Landscape Heals 0

Saturday’s event for Marin Mind/Scapes at the de Young Museum was a wonderful experience. The Piazzoni Murals Room formed the perfect setting for our program on the Healing Power of Landscape. The program began with Dr. Michael Freeman’s seating slide show entitled The Titans’ Circle of Life, Inspiration, Courage, Leadership and Passion, accompanied by songs […]

Join the SF Bay Area NAMI Walk May 22, 2010 0

Before I had a mental health crisis in my family, I didn’t know NAMI existed. A therapist recommended that I contact NAMI, and on attending a meeting, I immediately found the support and understanding of family members like myself. Through NAMI Marin I have formed life-long bonds with other family members who also have been […]

No Kidding, Me Too 0

Celebrity Joey Pantoliano is making huge inroads in breaking down the stigma of mental illness though his non-profit foundation No Kidding, Me Too. He has created a documentary DVD, now available on Amazon.com,  that explores of lives of six people struggling with mental illness. Proceeds go to the foundation to further reduce the shame and silence […]

Why Marin Mind/Scapes? 0

I have created Marin Mind/Scapes to help change perceptions about people who have a mental illness. Through my personal history of mental illness and recovery, I understand stigma first-hand. In my early Twenties, I was taken in an ambulance to Herrick Hospital in Berkeley after my college roommates called 911.  It was my first psychotic break. […]