The 7th International “Together Against Stigma” Conference will be held February 18-20, 2015 in San Francisco. This conference will be the first to be hosted in the United States and underscores the fact that stigma of mental health challenges is not exclusive to any one country or culture: it is pervasive, encountered at all levels of society, institutions, among families and within the healthcare profession itself.
Understand Societal Injustices
Understand efforts and effective strategies to address pervasive myths and enduring challenges to reduce stigma and discrimination on an individual, institutional, and societal level.
Promote Cultural Responsiveness
Engage diverse communities and identify service needs and trends to address racial, ethnic, and cultural disparities so as to improve competency, responsiveness and acceptance of all cultures.
Expand your Global Perspective
Learn about what nations and cultures around the world are doing to advocate for stigma change and to increase quality of care to achieve equity of services.
Network with Colleagues
Exchange knowledge, share resources, and collaborate regarding successes and challenges.
Disseminate emerging research to support innovative stigma reduction policies and practices to support diverse populations and future culturally diverse generations
Who should attend?
Those interested in mental health as it relates reducing societal injustices, promoting cross-cultural collaboration, and advocating for improved quality of services through research, policy, and practice on a systemic and community level.
People with Lived Experience, Family Members, and other Community Stakeholders
(San Francisco, CA) – A groundbreaking conference of more than 750 prominent thought leaders, researchers, advocates, practitioners and policymakers from at least 17 countries gathered in San Francisco last week, energizing a global movement working to advance mental health around the globe. Held February 18-20, the 7th International “Together Against Stigma” Conference marked its first hosting in the United States.