Opening Minds

Opening Minds – Ending Stigma


DETROIT  — Did you know that one in four people has a mental illness?

It impacts every community, every race, and does not discriminate. Some of the most brilliant minds and talented people on the planet – including two U.S. presidents, famous actors, professional athletes, military members and countless others — also have a mental illness.

Mental illness is a medical condition just like physical illness.  People can live successful lives with early intervention and effective treatment.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation in partnership with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority is proud to present “Opening Minds, Ending Stigma” – a compelling 30-minute TV special.

The special features Michigan leaders, mental health organizations, and people with mental illness in a probing look at the issues and solutions in delivering care and ending the stigma associated with it.

The Flinn Foundation in concert with DWMHA produced this privately funded special as the kickoff of what they hope to be a statewide effort to educate people about mental illness and improve services and treatment.

Schools, colleges, mental health organizations, and others are free to use this video as a community service tool.