Resources for Reducing Mental Health Stigma

Resources for Reducing Mental Health Stigma for Faculty, Residents, and Students


Questions on state licensing applications and those used for hospital, medical group, and health plan credentialing should not deter physicians, faculty, residents, and students from getting the care they need. Use these resources to learn more and advocate for change.

The Myth


Policies and Positions




Additional Resources


STFM Destigmatizing Mental Health Care Work Group

The above resources were compiled and reviewed by:

Linda Myerholtz, PhD
Director of Behavioral Science Education
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jordyn Bailey, LCPC, NCC
Instructor of Family & Community Medicine
SIU Decatur Family Medicine Residency

Alexander Brown, PhD
Associate Program Director & Core Faculty
NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Lauren Brown-Berchtold, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Director, Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship
San Joaquin General Hospital

Lindsay T. Fazio, PhD
Director of Physician Wellbeing and Director of Behavioral Science
University of Chicago Family Medicine Residency

Shira Goldstein, MD 
Associate Director of Medical Student Education and Associate Program Director of FM-OB Fellowship
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

Anne M. Lamoureux, PhD
Psychologist and Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Tripler Army Medical Center

Carlie Nikel, PsyD
Associate Program Director and Director of Behavioral Science,
UMKC Community and Family Medicine

Parvathi Perumareddi, DO
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Shannon Stark Taylor, PhD
Director of Behavioral Science and Senior Psychologist,
Prisma Health Family Medicine Residency Greenville

Terri Wall, PhD
Director of Behavioral Health
Ascension St. Vincent's Family Medicine Residency Program

Mary Theobald, MBA
Chief of Strategy and Innovation
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


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