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Siskiyou high school students interview clients from Six Stones Wellness Center to address negative mental illness stigma

Students at Jefferson High School met with clients of Yreka’s Six Stones Wellness Center recently to conduct interviews in the creation of a video addressing the stigma surrounding mental illness. The project was funded by Siskiyou County Behavioral Health Services’ Rural Youth Media Project. Film professional Christina Schmidlin, JHS teacher Sophia Martin, and Six Stones supervisor LeeAnn Culbertson oversaw the taping of interviews with three volunteers from Six Stones and five Jefferson High students, aged 16 to 18. Schmidlin, Martin, and their students are collaborating with Six Stones to produce a short film using authentic stories of people who have experienced mental illness and the stigma associated with it.

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