Challenging and Addressing Behavioral Health Stigma in Health Care Settings
Nikeisha Whatley, LPC, Manager for Behavioral Health Services, Northside Hosptial Atlanta
Hospitals and organizations are more aware of the need to effectively address the needs of patients presenting with behavioral health issues. To be effective, staff must be aware of their own beliefs about those patients and ways they might, unintentionally, stigmatize or discriminate these patients. It is important for organizations to continuously assess and eliminate behavioral health stigma within their own organizations. This webinar will discuss the importance of this topic and provide ways to eliminate stigma within your organization.
- Listeners will identify signs of stigma towards behavioral health in their own organization
- Listeners will learn tools to use to address stigma within their organization