Rebroadcast: IF 150: “Let’s Talk Stigma” w/Andrea Paquette



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Rebroadcast: Episode 150: “Let’s Talk Stigma” w/Andrea Paquette

In this week’s episode, we are rebroadcasting episode 150 “Let’s Talk Stigma” with Andrea Paquette.  

The Stigma-Free Society is a registered Canadian Charity since 2010 and has designed programs providing education about stigmas with an emphasis on mental health and peer support for those facing mental health challenges with a special focus on youth.  Join Tracy this week as she chats with Andrea Paquette in this interview titled “Let’s Talk Stigma.”

Andrea is the President & Co-Founder of The Stigma-Free Society, and she joins Tracy in this episode about all things mental health and stigma.

In this episode, they chat about:
  • The origin of The Stigma-Free Society. Did you know that this charity has a true grassroots history? The project was first ignited by Andrea, who created a Bipolar Babe t-shirt and website to share her personal experience with bipolar disorder, so others did not have to suffer in silence like she once did. Listen in as Andrea shares this neat origin story.
  • Andrea shares her mental health story and chats about being judged and ridiculed, which keeps so many suffering in silence.
  • She shares more about the Stigma-Free Society and their programs, services, tools that they provide. She shares a great resource geared towards the rural audience. Don’t miss out on this.
  • Andrea ends the episode by sharing some words of wisdom for anyone that is suffering from mental health concerns.

If you or someone you love is suffering, please tune into this episode. Most importantly, please don’t suffer in silence. Let’s end the stigma around mental health.


* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.



    Learn more about the Stigma-Free Society here.



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 Show Guest

Andrea Paquette
President and Co-founder of The Stigma-Free Society

Andrea is the President and Co-Founder of the Stigma-Free Society. Andrea offers a hybrid role for the Society and she is passionate about being on the front lines for program delivery as she acts as a classroom and community presenter for mental health and provides leadership in the operations of the Society. Andrea holds extensive experience in the provincial government in policy, communications, and research in the areas of education, mental health, and social development.

Andrea received the 2019 Psychiatric Association of Canada President’s Commendation, 2018 Nominee for the Women Influencer Awards from the Women’s Collaborative Hub and 2017 nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Community Champion Award. Andrea has also been chosen as a 2016 national spokesperson for the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) sponsored by Bell Let’s Talk. She is named the Provincial 2015 Courage To Come Back award winner given by Coast Mental Health, received the 2015 Top 20 Under 40 Award from Vancouver Island’s Business and Community Awards, 2013 Mel Cooper Citizen of the Year Award in Victoria, British Columbia, and the 2013 Award for Mentorship from the National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, D.C.

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