This session was recorded during the 2021 Alaska chapter of the NASW Bi-annual Conference.
Mike Veny shares his story about living with depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He will then introduce The Stigma Cycle™: “Stigma starts with shame. Shame leads to silence. Silence leads to self-destructive behavior and suicide.” The process repeats, and it becomes an endless, downward spiral.
Through this engaging and entertaining keynote, attendees will learn practical tools to help:
- Understand the Stigma Cycle™ and what prevents students from asking for help.
- Understand how to replace shame through self-care.