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By The Royal's Client Empowerment Council

By The Royal's Client Empowerment Council

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  • 1. Welcome Self-Stigma Our Experiences and Successes Presented by: Client Empowerment Council
  • 2. AGENDA
  • 3. Definitions Stigma “Stigma is a social process, experienced or anticipated, characterized by exclusion, rejection, blame or devaluation, that results from experience, perception, or reasonable anticipation of an adverse social judgment about a person or group.” Self-Stigma “your life is over” “you’ll never amount to anything now” “you’ll never have friends” “you may as well just give up”
  • 4. Client Empowerment Council – Joined the CEC in 2010 – Graduated from college in 2012 – Became CEC Secretary – Became Co-Chair in May 2012 – Chair in June 2012
  • 5. Brigitte – 2 years old
  • 6. History with Self-Stigma • Made to feel worthless, useless, meaningless, incompetent, ugly • As an adult, I still have these same feelings, thoughts • As Chair, I fight against the messages and tapes because I know they’re not true
  • 7. Volunteering helps combat Selfstigma • Service provides hope, courage, strength • Do service for community org and know it’s value. When it comes to combating self-stigma • Helping others helps me to keep on keeping on. • Overcoming self-stigma, one step at a time.
  • 8. Failures & Successes Self-Stigma – Cons Self-Stigma – Pros - - Competent - Confidence - Knowledge - Hope Incompetent Self Doubt Ignorance Fear
  • 9. Moderator Laura Neville Secretary Client Empowerment Council
  • 10. Self-Stigma Anita Manley Representative for Women’s Health Center Lead Communications Committee
  • 11. • Public Stigma is the reaction that the general population has to people with mental illness • Self-Stigma is the prejudice which people with mental illness turn against themselves
  • 12. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 13. Mental illness is a diagnosis, not a disaster.
  • 14. You are only limited by what you tell yourself you cannot do. - Michelle Rocafort
  • 15. Mental illness is a chemical imbalance in the brain, not a character flaw.
  • 16. Today you are you! That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you! - Dr. Seuss
  • 17. It’s been a tough road Valerie De Witt Representative for Geriatrics Program IMHR Liaison
  • 18. (insert pic of Val
  • 19. “Just a little bit helps” Richard Cottingham Representative for Mood & Anxiety Program and Ottawa Operational Stress Injury Clinic And CEC Treasurer
  • 20. Insert pic of sailor
  • 21. Insert pic of Richard
  • 22. Clinical Perspective Dr. Rajiv Bhatla Chief of Psychiatry and Chief of Staff The Royal
  • 23. Questions & Answers Evelyn Sparks Acting VP of Professional Practices & Chief of Occupation Therapy & CEC Staff Liaison
  • 24. Congratulations Nancy
  • 25. CLOSING STATEMENT Contact the Client Empowerment Council @ 613-722-6521 ext 6767 Helpful links • • • B.pdf