Breaking the Mental Illness Stigma with Channel Marker
With mental illness being so prevalent in the United States, there still is a stigma attached to it.
The Executive Director of Channel Marker, Debbye Jackson, and the Program Director Cathy Cassell sat down with Jimmy to discuss their work with the group.
The mental health support services organization Channel Marker is out to break such stigmas by working with people afflicted with such mental illnesses and to provide them with every possible service they can to help them be successful in life.
Channel Marker takes each case very seriously as people with a severe mental illness on average die 25 years younger than the general population. While breaking this stigma attached to mental illness is no small task, they noted that we have come a long way and are making strides in the right direction.