We have made great strides to improve our region’s perception surrounding mental and behavioral health. Annual events like Stigma Stops Now, brought voices to our region that opened the door for positive conversations about depression, trauma, and substance abuse. We still have a long way to go in the fight to end social stigma and create a safe environment for everyone.
Stigma Stops Now 2019
The 2019 Stigma Stops Now speaker was Trace Adkins. Trace shared his journey of recovery from alcohol abuse with our community on November 9, 2019. Thank you to the Presenting Sponsor, ETSU, for hosting us on campus again at the ETSU Mini-Dome.
Stigma Stops Now 2018
ICE T was the 2018 Frontier Health Foundation Stigma Stops Now speaker. ICE T will be shared his childhood journey of losing both of his parents at a young age and his recovery with grief. Thank you to the Presenting Sponsor, ETSU, for hosting this event in the Mini-Dome on September 15, 2018.
Stigma Stops Now 2017
Shawn Johnson was an excellent speaker for the 2017 2nd annual Stigma Stops Now gala. She provided an authentic look into her life, struggles, and triumphs. Thank you to all our sponsors, community, and friends for making the 2nd Annual Stigma Stops Now gala a great success.
Stigma Stops Now 2016
Ashley Judd presented her personal story about her struggle and recovery from depression at the very first Stigma Stops Now Gala held at ETSU in 2016 to a sold-out crowd. Thank you to the Presenting Sponsor, ETSU, for hosting this event in the Mini-Dome on November 4, 2016.