Mental Illness is one of those elephants in the room that you try to ignore. We go along pretending that it doesn’t exist and then act surprised when disaster strikes. We have put such a negative stigma on mental illness that people in the community are afraid to disclose when they have it or are walking around untreated because they are afraid to be diagnosed with it. This class is going to discuss mental illness, what it is, how it affects our relationships and our community. We will talk about ways to dispel the stigma and what things that we can do to help and understand this illness. People are hurting and dying because we keep ignoring this elephant. We have got to change that so let’s talk about it.