Out of Stigma’s Shadow

This podcast is part of Out of Stigma’s Shadow, an initiative to combat barriers to seeking behavioral healthcare by raising awareness, increasing visibility, and ending stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders. Hear from young people talking openly and honestly about their struggles with mental health.

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12 Episode Series
Personal stories from young people talking openly and honestly about their struggles with mental health


Out of Stigma’s Shadow is a partnership of Jewish Community Services, Catholic Charities, Medstar Health,
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, and Behavioral Health System Baltimore. ⁣
Additional support for this project was provided by the Marilyn and David Carp Philanthropic Fund, Mitchell David Endowment Fund, and Joan G. Klein Fund for Substance Use Disorders. ⁣


Advisory: ⁣Out of Stigma’s Shadow episodes contain real life stories of mental health and/or substance use experiences, the content of which may be emotionally challenging, painful, or difficult for some listeners. Discretion and self-care are advised. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, dial 988 for connection to free, 24/7 confidential support.


Monday Jul 17, 2023

”I heard silence for the first time. And that was a beautiful thing.” 
“You are not broken.” 
Rachel has struggled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Along the way, she’s self-medicated and connected with her spirituality. After being institutionalized, Rachel was diagnosed with bipolar 1.  

Monday Jul 24, 2023

“It’s like chipping away at a boulder.” 
“I’ve been through so much. Something good is bound to happen, eventually.” 
When he was 7 years old, Clark was sexually assaulted. He spent the next two years suffering in silence before he told his parents about the trauma. Since then, Cark has been on a journey to cope with an event that continues to have emotional repercussions. Clark says, “No matter how much power that has, my psyche is stronger. I’m stronger than that.” Clark is now 18, and he’s about to go to college. 

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