Education and Awareness

Education and awareness can lead to greater understanding, empathy and decreased stigma related to mental health challenges, problems and illnesses.

The VIMHS Public Education and Community Outreach program provides education and awareness through workshops (in-person and online), traditional media (radio, print) and social media.

Our “People First Radio” program is broadcast from three radio stations, as well as podcast from multiple online sources. We share information and news articles on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram.

Our Hearing Voices Workshop simulates the experience of voice hearers, allowing participants to better understand and learn more about these side effects of mental illness.

Our Mental Health First Aid training which teaches community members about mental health and mental illness, focusing on how to respond to individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

Our “Currents” seasonal newsletter provides ongoing and up-to-date information about our programs and services, community partners, and issues related to mental health.

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