Mental Health Stigma & Alcoholics Anonymous Anniversary

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More than 450 million people worldwide suffer from a mental illness, yet many still deal with stigma and barriers to treatment. On Wednesday’s The Sound of Ideas at 9, we’ll discuss this issue with an international mental health advocate. Then, ahead of Akron’s 82nd anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, we’ll hear from those in recovery about the process of becoming sober.

 

Resources:

The City Club of Cleveland: The Black Dog: Why We Don't Care 

May 31, 2017 - 12:00PM

 

Local Alcohol Recovery Help Centers:

Recovery Resources: 440-886-5950

Alcoholics Anonymous Akron: 330-253-8181 

Alcoholics Anonymous Cleveland:  216-241-7387

Guests: 

-Dr. Vikram Patel, PhD, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard University

-Jason M. Joyce, Senior Director of Clinical Services, Recovery Resources

-Katie Smith, Board Member, Recovery Resources and in recovery

-Cris Prillamin, Development Director, New Destiny Treatment Center

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