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Don't Judge Me Campaign Raising Awareness about Mental Illness

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 11, 2016) – Students in Keith Chan’s undergraduate Social Welfare in the U.S. class put together a video for class that they hope will begin a movement to end the stigma associated with mental illness.

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School of Social Welfare students produced the video. 

“The students in my class, Nina Benvenuto, Emily Noonan, Chyanne Mennell, Erik Wills and Andy Galla) went way above and beyond, and incorporated their own vulnerability, honesty and creativity in this endeavor,” said Chan, an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare.

Through the video, they seek to raise awareness about mental illness, mobilize people to end the silence around this issue, and gather allies to support those who are going through these experiences. They reached out using social media to find real people to be a part of this project.

“It started as a final group assignment for my class, but this is being shared on YouTube, and the students are using this to begin a movement (#dontjudgemecampaign),” said Chan.

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