You have the power to stop the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness in our community. If you are living with a mental illness, have a friend or loved one living with a mental illness, and want to support our efforts, join the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project ‘s Stop Stigma Sacramento Speakers Bureau and take part:
- Share your personal story about living with or supporting someone living with mental illness
- Promote positive attitudes about living with mental illness
- Share messages of wellness, hope, and recovery
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is public speaking experience required?
No, public speaking experience is not necessary. An orientation and training will be provided for all new Speakers Bureau participants.
How often are orientations held for new speakers?
New speaker orientation and training sessions are held 2-3 times annually.
Where do speakers typically share their stories in the community?
The bureau typically receives requests from schools, public and private companies and agencies throughout Sacramento County. Sometimes, Speakers are also asked to present at community events.
What are next steps after I complete my application?
Follow the submission directions on the bottom of the application. A member of the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project team will contact you with more information after your application is received.