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Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

This month, SBS is screening a new show with a bit of a controversial name – but the content is set to be quite powerful. “How ‘Mad’ Are You?” is a two-part documentary aiming to breakdown stigma, myths and stereotypes of mental illness in a whole new way.

 

In the show, ten Australians from all backgrounds and ages spend a week together. Five have a history of mental illness. Five do not. All ten people agreed to take part in the hope of breaking down stigma.

 

 

Straight after the second and final episode airs tonight on Thursday 18th of October, we're lucky enough to have one of the cast members join us here on the forums so we can all have an online conversation about stigma – and what we can about it in our everyday lives.

 

Come and join us for a one hour, live facilitated discussion with our guest on Thursday 18 October from 9:30pm – 10:30pm AEDT right here on this thread.

 

It’s a bit of a late one, as we will start immediately after the show airs, but it will be a special one-off occasion so could be worth pushing past a few yawns for those of us with earlier bed times!

 

Do you have a question for the cast? Or a question about stigma you’d like to see discussed? <question link now closed - we'll do our best to touch on all the questions submitted so far! Thank you!>

 

If you have any questions for us about the session or show, do email us at team@saneforums.org

 

Want to be reminded that this is happening on the night? Hit the “Support” button below and we will send you an email notification on the night.

 

Thanks all, looking forward to it!

 

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Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Hi everyone! Thanks for staying up late with us tonight for our special chat with a member of the cast from How 'Mad' Are You? The show has just finished that's why we're a bit late! Wow what a great show!!

 

We are so pleased and thankful to have the wonderful Cameron from the show with us tonight to share his experiences and talk about stigma!! We had to keep his identity confidential til now! Cameron, you should be really proud of sharing your story with everyone through the show and we are so pleased you are here tonight! Welcome!

 

cameron.pngCameron!

If you watched you show, you'll know Cameron - but by way of introduction, Cameron has worked with lived experience for over 17 years in a corporate and creative environment. He has spoken with senior management, human resources, staff and the general public on employment, ongoing support and becoming diversity-ready.

 

All these folks wanted a reminder that we are chatting tonight, so hi to 

@Sophia1 , @Soupy , @Christopher64 , @Hamsolo01@Hope4me@Elin , @Boo13, , @walker , @YSAUD17 , @BabyDragon@TAB , @jay2 , @LustStarrr , @lmn83 , @Snowie , @Fappy@lisajane , @CheerBear , @Mazarita , @Appleblossom , @Shaz51 , @Teej and @Zoe7 !

 

So welcome everyone and thanks everyone for coming along tonight – we’d love it if you can tell us why you decided to come tonight, did you watch the show? Or are you just interested in the topic of breaking down stigma?

 

Let's chat!

 

PS: If you need direct 1:1 support, or the show or our chat brings up anything you need support for, please check out Lifeline - we're not able to provide direct 1:1 support here.

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Hi everyone! Thanks for coming!

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Hi all and a huge thankyou and congrat's to Cameron! Very confronting; I chose to join in as I'd watched the first episode and thought it was brilliant.

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Watched the show and thought it was very interesting - especially seeing how hard it was for the 'experts' to be able to decipher who had a MI and who didn't.

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Hi @cameron! How was it to watch the show these last 2 weeks?

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

I watched the show tonight and last week @s-jay

 

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

@cameron is there something you'd like to share from your experience on the show?

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Hi @Hope4me, @Zoe7 and @Snowie! Great to hear you watched the show.

I've got questions that have been submitted over the last few weeks which we will get into in a moment.

Re: Special Online Event // Breaking the stigma of mental illness// Thurs 18 Oct, 9 30pm

Hello @cameron, @s-jay

I am watching you on the showright now @cameron

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