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Theme: The Mental Illness Roundabout

This event occurred on
March 14, 2013
3:00am - 6:00am CET
(UTC +1hr)
Deventer, Overijssel

Crazy, mad, weird or lunatics. People living with mental illness often describe the associated stigma as being more debilitating than the illness itself. Stigma involves the labelling and stereotyping of persons living with mental illness as being ‘different’ or having ‘undesirable’ characteristics. Those who experience stigma face discrimination as well as a loss of status and power to change their situation. Mental illness is poorly understood. Affected people often students and workers are caught in a vicious cycle and marginalized by our society.
We believe that we suppose to pay higher attention to people that are embarrassed with mental illness like depressions. That is why we are going to give these people and its professionals a voice, an international stage to tell the world about their experience with mental disorders during the TEDxSaxion event on March 14th.

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Handelskade 75
Deventer, Overijssel, 7417 DH
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Organizing team


Deventer, Netherlands
  • Odiel Mennink
  • Saskia Zwolle
  • Cecille Plomp Boogaard
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