E19: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness w/ Natasha Pierre, CPLC, CWIC
Anxiety. Depression. OCD. Bipolar Disorder. ADHD.
Most of these conditions probably sound familiar, however, these conditions, and many others, are widely misunderstood. Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity. According to recent reports, these conditions affect 51.9 million people in the United States and 10% of the global population. The World Health Organization (WHO), recently stated "the burden of mental disorders continues to grow with significant impacts on health and major social, human rights and economic consequences in all countries of the world."
Today’s guest is Natasha Pierre. Natasha is an award-winning speaker, author, certified professional life coach and a mental health advocate with over 20 years of lived experience. Natasha was born and raised on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where she entered the world of professional speaking at age 14 and quickly became a sought-after keynote speaker at territory-wide forums addressing education, health, and economy. For the last five years, Natasha has devoted much of her time to mental health education and advocacy and was recently appointed as the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Hillsborough affiliate, right here in Tampa, Florida.
Join us for Episode 19 and learn more about Natasha's journey. Thank you for tuning in!