Episode #7: Destigmatizing Mental Illness: Tech and Social Media to the Rescue

Join host Elisa Camahort Page and Nancy Lublin, A'Driane Nieves, and Dior Vargas, as they discuss their services focused on addressing mental health and mental illness issues, especially in online and tech-enabled communities.

Show Notes:

Starts at 0:00: Interview with Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success, former CEO of DoSomething.org, and now founder of CrisisTextLine.org, an innovative text-based crisis intervention service.

Starts at 19:12: Interview with artist, writer, and activist A'Driane Nieves. A'Driane embodies the idea of creating what you need, but cannot find, in the world, and is also now the Founder of the Tessera Collective, a resource and community site dedicated to mental health empowerment and support for women and girls of color.

Starts at 36:50: Interview with Dior Vargas, founder of the People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project, which is about visual representation and acknowledgement of the many people of color dealing with mental health issues, but rarely seen in mainstream media.

Links:

Nancy Lublin, http://crisistextline.org
@nancylublin

A'Driane Nieves, http://addyeb.com
@addyeb
Tessera Collective: https://www.facebook.com/tesseracollective/?fref=ts

Dior Vargas, http://diorvargas.com
@Dior Vargas
People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project: http://diorvargas.com/poc-mental-illness/

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