UNF Spinnaker

Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

Lianna Norman, News Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Stronger than Stigma is an organization in Jacksonville dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health for local millennials and Gen Zs. The organization is holding a month-long event in downtown Jacksonville in order to raise awareness for the issues surrounding modern mental health rhetoric.

The event is pop-up-style and is called The Living Room. The pop-up is designed to engage guests and prompt casual small talk about the big issues regarding the stigma around mental health. The interactive room will be active throughout the entire month of May and is located at 211 North Laura Street.

The programming includes casual ticketed events, like live music, comedy and game-nights.

“Our goal is to change public perception about mental health – being open, having honest conversations and asking for help are all strengths,” Founder and CEO Gabrielle Magid said. “We believe that caring for one’s own mental health can be more a social experience, and if nothing else, a less isolating one.”

Hours of operation and programs will be announced on Stronger than Stigma’s social media. More information about the organization can be found here.

__

For more information or news tips, or if you see an error in this story or have any compliments or concerns, contact [email protected].

2 Comments

2 Responses to “Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month”

  1. Harold A Maio on April 12th, 2019 1:35 pm

    —-Stronger than the Stigma ?

    Am I stronger than people who direct a stigma at me?

    Sometimes. Is everyone? No, not everyone.

    —- dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health??

    Am I dedicated to eliminating the stigma you say surrounds mental health?

    No I am dedicated to removing it from your mind.

  2. Harold A Maio on April 12th, 2019 1:42 pm

    Am I stronger than those who direct a stigma at me?

    Sometimes.

    Is anyone?

    Sometimes.

    Am I “dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health”?

    No, I am dedicated to educating those who have been trained to direct it.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    How UNF promotes healthy eating habits

  • Community

    Free speech on campus

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    Learn how to maintain your car with the UNF Police Department

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    UNF Student Body President DuPilka’s last day

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    Does the “Florida Man” trend have anything to do with mental health?

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    Taking Back The Night

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    UNF’s Ogier Gardens holds inaugural “Taste of Ogier Gardens” fundraiser

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Art

    UNF opens the Pre[serve] Art Exhibit

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    Launching Your Brand

  • Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month

    Community

    Pi Day offers discounted pizza and more

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of University of North Florida
Stronger than Stigma: Downtown Jax participates in mental health awareness month