How does cultural bias impact treatment, prevention & recovery? This one-hour session includes discussion of the origins of understanding mental illness, how misinformation is spread and how the stigma of mental illness impacts individuals and families. Learn tips for correcting negative perceptions and reducing stigma with a licensed therapist.
About the instructor: Mary Kate Leister, LMSW, holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In her career as a therapist and social worker, Mary Kate has worked with people experiencing a broad range of challenges including homelessness, human trafficking, addiction, and mental illness.
Currently she serves as a pediatric social worker and co-chairs an anti-human trafficking task force. Mary Kate is passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and building stronger communities. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, movies, and photography.