3/16/2013: The Stigma of Mental Illness

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Today KSTP meteorologist Ken Barlow and mental health and disabilities educator Pete Feigal joined us, talking about Destigmatizing Mental Illness.  Each told his own story of facing mental illness personally, how he overcame his own prejudice, and faced and overcame stigma.

Ken Barlow Anouncement

Ken Barlow publicly announced his bi-polar diagnosis at a local NAMI event in 2012, he talked about that and both he and Pete discussed how they have dealt with their condition as well as sharing a number of resources for those looking for additional help and information.

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Rob is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, certified by the ISSA and is currently pursing a nutritional sciences degree with plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian. He is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition and a volunteer for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America. As a personal nutritional coach with Positively Healthy, Rob helps his clients make small, realistic changes to their eating and exercise habits that add up to positively healthy results.

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