Recovery: Healthy Tilghman Sponsors Workshop on Mental Health and Addiction Stigma

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For Bay Hundred residents seeking to understand those suffering mental challenges or substance use and dealing with the stigma of addiction and mental health, Healthy Tilghman is co-sponsoring a free community workshop Stigma … in Our Work, in Our Lives on Tuesday, April 24 at the Tilghman Island Fire Hall from 6 -8 pm.

Stigma … in Our Work, in Our Lives is an interactive workshop designed to help attendees identify stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors, examine their impact, and formulate a plan to combat these harmful beliefs. The program is open to anyone in the Bay Hundred community interested in or dealing with mental health and addiction issues, including family members and mental-health professionals.

“The workshop will help us challenge perceptions and learn tools and strategies to identify stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors that might impede a person’s recovery,” said Rose Regan, Peer Coordinator of Healthy Tilghman. “We’d like to share how to carry a positive message to all in our community.”

The workshop, which is being presented by On Our Own of Maryland Inc.’s Anti-Stigma Project, will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Department, 5996 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman Island from 6 – 8 pm. No sign up is required.

For more information about Healthy Tilghman contact Michael Flaherty 412-260-6946 or the TUMC website www.tilghmanumc.org. For more information about the Anti-Stigma Project visit www.onourownmd.org

Healthy Tilghman is an outreach program that includes mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational programs to foster healthy body, mind and spirit, peer support, and substance abuse programs to support families and those with addiction issues in the Bay Hundred area. Healthy Tilghman is partnership between Tilghman United Methodist Church and For All Seasons, Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center.

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