The Brave Faces and Voices project began in 2012 as a way for Shasta County residents to reduce stigma associated with mental illness and suicide by telling their inspiring stories of recovery. Nearly 30 people have bravely come forward to share their experiences with the goal of debunking pervasive misconceptions that prevent people from seeking help and support.
Many of the Brave Faces advocates have used psychiatric medications as part of their recovery process. Unfortunately, stigma, fear and pervasive myths about medications can lead to outright discrimination and discourage people from using them. To end this stigma, the Brave Faces are sharing truths about their own complex experiences with medications.
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