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Panel discussion Saturday to address stigma of mental illness

Mental illness is difficult enough to deal with, but social stigma associated with it compounds the problem, according to Tiara Jackson, co-owner of Beauty Starts Within Cosmetics in downtown Homewood.

BSW, in partnership with NoStigmas, a nonprofit support network for people experiencing mental illnesses, will host a panel discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway.

Jackson said NoStigmas focuses on mental wellness and on helping people find mental health resources.

At the event on Saturday, people who attend will learn how to do a mental health check . . .

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