Distorted Perceptions is a public education campaign designed to challenge misconceptions and assumptions associated with mental illness and addictions. Our goal is to foster change through awareness and dialogue about the real and damaging impact of stigma.
Topic of the Month: The Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has become a devastating public health crisis, and the newly released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that it is only getting worse. According to statistician Bob Anderson, if the pattern continues, “we could have more than two years of declining life expectancy in a row, which we haven’t seen since the influenza pandemic of 1918.”