Stigma Stories is an online collection presented by The Yellow Tulip Project’s Diversity and Equity Committee with a mission to highlight the relationship between identity and mental health, while smashing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Specifically creating a space for those who may experience marginalization, our Stigma Stories series challenges the misperceptions of what mental illness “looks like”. Mental health impacts us all uniquely and all our stories matter.
“Our mental health often does not exist separately from identity markers….[as] there may be unique life stressors that accompany these identity markers….It is important to understand that our individual identities are not the issue, the problem lies within power systems that cause discrimination and oppression.” – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 4pm-5pm ET, where members of the YTP team will share about their mental health journey and how it correlates with their identity. We hope this storytelling series will bring nuance to conversations about mental health, encouraging folks to engage with diverse perspectives to better understand the breadth of human experience!