Do you know how many Americans will experience a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetime? Eight out of ten. 80% of Americans will deal with some type of uncontrollable mental illness, yet somehow, mental illness still has a stigma attached. This needs to change, but to see that change, we need to educate ourselves. That's what these programs are for. In this first course, we'll discuss ways to destigmatize mental illnesses. We'll talk about educating others by removing offensive language, talking openly about these conditions, and combating exclusion by showing compassion and respect.