Rogers InHealth launches new website

Special to The Freeman

June 18, 2013

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 company statement.

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 them."