Each Mind Matters–Empowering Community Mental Health through Research, Practice, Policy and Advocacy

The 7th International “Together Against Stigma” Conference will be held February 18-20, 2015 in San Francisco. This conference will be the first to be hosted in the United States and underscores the fact that stigma of mental health challenges is not exclusive to any one country or culture: it is pervasive, encountered at all levels of society, institutions, among families and within the healthcare profession itself.

Learning Objectives

Understand Societal Injustices

  • Understand efforts and effective strategies to address pervasive myths and enduring challenges to reduce stigma and discrimination on an individual, institutional, and societal level.

Promote Cultural Responsiveness

  • Engage diverse communities and identify service needs and trends to address racial, ethnic, and cultural disparities so as to improve competency, responsiveness and acceptance of all cultures.

Expand your Global Perspective

  • Learn about what nations and cultures around the world are doing to advocate for stigma change and to increase quality of care to achieve equity of services.

 Network with Colleagues

  • Exchange knowledge, share resources, and collaborate regarding successes and challenges.


  • Disseminate emerging research to support innovative stigma reduction policies and practices to support diverse populations and future culturally diverse generations

Who should attend?

Those interested in mental health as it relates reducing societal injustices, promoting cross-cultural collaboration, and advocating for improved quality of services through research, policy, and practice on a systemic and community level.

  • People with Lived Experience, Family Members, and other Community Stakeholders
  • Researchers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Behavioral Health Administrators and Policymakers
  • Community and faith-based organizations
  • Health Care Administrators, Planners, Providers
  • Criminal Justice professionals
  • Public Health Administrators, Planners, Providers
  • Primary Care professionals
  • Education Administrators
  • Treatment Providers and Counselors
  • Veteran Service Providers
  • Educators and community leaders

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