Culberson and Johnson Voice Support to End Psychiatric Illness Stigma
by John Culberson on July 2, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and I attended the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America’s (SARDAA) presentation of the Hearing Voices of Support (HVoS) Perception Changing Art Installation in Washington, D.C.
It’s an honor to support the work of the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, and to be a part of ending the stigma that surrounds this disability. There is hope, treatment and a bright future for our neighbors and loved ones living with a psychosis disorder. I’m proud to join my colleague, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) to raise my voice in support of everyone in this community – the patients, families and caregivers – so that people living with schizophrenia and related disorders will feel more supported and accepted throughout their treatment and recovery.
Congresswoman Johnson: “Schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses affect far too many Americans for the stigma around such ailments to exist. My experience as a nurse provided me a unique perspective and my work in Congress has attempted to address this. Much more needs to be done to give Americans living with neuro-psychiatric illnesses access to the health care treatments and support they need to lead positive, fulfilling lives. I am appreciative to my colleague, Congressman Culberson, and to SARDAA for their commitment to improving the lives of those battling these illnesses.”
Founded in 2008, Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by schizophrenia and related neurological brain illnesses through support, education, collaboration and advocacy. We believe that with appropriate medical treatment and support, a person with schizophrenia or a related brain illness has the opportunity to live a fruitful life in the community, free from stigma and discrimination.