Book of Proceedings: Keynote: Labels, Stigma, & Shifting Perceptions in Mental Health

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Authors: Shannon Jaccard

Year: 2018

Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Keynote: Labels, Stigma, & Shifting Perceptions in Mental Health

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 978-0-9945702-3-9


Shannon is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Ballast Health an organization dedicated to creating stability in turbulence. She is the recent past CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego. Shannon serves on several Boards including RI International and the Meeting Place Clubhouse in San Diego County. She has received numerous awards, such as the Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination and the Channel 10 News Leadership Award. She was named one of San Diego’s 50 People to Watch by San Diego Magazine. She is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, San Marcos. But, above all, Shannon is a sister of someone with a mental health challenge. She has published several articles bringing to light the experiences that siblings share when a loved one has mental illness.

Jaccard, S, "Labels, Stigma, & Shifting Perceptions in Mental Health" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia 

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