SUMMIT – Rogers InHealth, a corporation of Rogers
Behavioral Health System has launched a new website that aims to
help eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness through
self-empowerment and illuminating recovery, according to a
RogersInHealth.org contains brief, sharable video accounts
of real people living with mental illness and what they found to
be important in their recovery.
"We can help to change these stereotypes through videos of real
stories of successful recovery and by sharing them with others
through social media,” said co-director Sue McKenzie.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in
four adults experience a diagnosable mental disorder in a given
year, with nearly half of them experiencing onset by the age of
14. According to Rogers, early intervention and effective
treatment is needed, but more than half of those affected don’t
get the necessary care often due to stigma.
“The video stories on our website can help people see that
mental health challenges occur among people just like you and
me, and that – with a variety of effective recovery practices –
satisfying and productive lifestyles are possible," McKenzie
said. "Many have already shared stories of recovery, and we will
be adding more accounts as they are available. Through the
videos, we offer specific insights and hope to people living
with mental illness and to those who live, work and befriend