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Erasing the Stigma

Why is there still such a stigma related to mental illness?

How can the community work together to better identify and help young adults struggling with it?

Moderator Lee Cullum, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and a panel of distinguished leaders and thinkers led a public forum, sponsored by KERA and The Dallas Morning News, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.


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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
City Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street, Dallas (map)





Garnet Coleman, State Representative (D-Houston)

Vanita Halliburton, President and CEO of the Grant Halliburton Association

Matt Roberts, President of Mental Health America of Dallas

Dr. Preston Wiles, Medical Director of the UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Autism Center

This event is sponsored by KERA, The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. Erasing the Stigma is funded in part by The Lyda Hill Foundation, The Meadows Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas.