Stigma Silenced [Stories Spoken]: A Mental Health Podcast

Stigma Silenced [Stories Spoken] is dedicated to amplifying the stories of college students with highly stigmatized mental health conditions.

We want to expand the scope of the mental health awareness conversation. It seeks to highlight and center conversations about these highly stigmatized disabilities by bringing people with lived experiences to the forefront. Our goal is to create a space where people with highly stigmatized diagnoses can speak honestly and openly about themselves, their experiences with their condition be it positive and/or negative, the treatment, stigmatization, systemic barriers and violence, and marginalization they face due to their disability and how this affects them overall as human beings. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views, positions, or opinions of the University of Kentucky, the Human Development Institute, Sphere, or any related entities.

Recent Episodes

March 25, 2024

Reclaiming Madness with Mack Thompson

Mack shares their journey navigating mental health, neurodiversity, and the intersections of identity. From reclaiming the term “mad” to advocating for autonomy and sympathy, Mack challenges the stigmatization surrounding mental health.