We’ve teamed up with patient engagement leader PatientPoint® to help address mental health stigmas—beginning at the doctor’s office. By delivering a unique combination ofcompelling educational content and patient testimonials in more than 4,500 primary carewaiting rooms nationwide, we hope to increase understanding and reduce stigmas surrounding mental illness.
In each primary care waiting room featuring the NoStigmas-PatientPoint campaign, NoStigmas testimonials from real people living and thriving with mental illness will air in conjunction with relevant PatientPoint educational segments about topics like depression, anxiety and suicide awareness.
NoStigmas is designed to be a place where people can connect, share their story and learn about mental health without feeling alone or ashamed. By partnering with PatientPoint, we can further extend our message and work together to eliminate the days of silence, solitude and stigmas surrounding mental illness and suicide.
“PatientPoint and NoStigmas share a passion for not only educating patients, but more importantly reassuring them that they’re not alone in their health journey,” said PatientPoint Senior Vice President of Content & Creative Kate Merz. “Through our partnership with NoStigmas, we look forward to connecting patients and families with this remarkable organization at the powerful point of care.”
While mental illness is one of the most common health conditions in the U.S., only about 20 percent of American adults have sought treatment for a diagnosed or self-reported mental health condition within the last year. Research suggests that the embarrassment and shame that can be associated with seeking help is largely responsible for keeping many from seeking necessary treatment.
PatientPoint also offers comprehensive depression education on its interactive exam room touchscreens. The touchscreen content includes dynamic videos, 3D anatomicals and other multimedia learning tools designed to help patients better understand depression, support patient-physician discussions and reinforce key steps for treatment compliance.
If you see us in your doctor’s office waiting room, please be sure to snap a photo and give @NoStigmas and @PatientPoint a shoutout!
Jacob Moore, Founder
PatientPoint® is a patient engagement solutions company passionately committed to making every doctor-patient engagement better™. By harnessing the power of technology, our omnichannel platform more effectively educates and empowers patients, caregivers and staff to deliver improved health outcomes and an enhanced patient experience. For 30 years, hospitals, health systems, physician offices and sponsoring brands have trusted PatientPoint and its more than 450 team members to provide a uniquely integrated experience across care settings. By the end of 2018, PatientPoint programs are on track to impact patient-physician discussions in more than 51,000 physician offices and 1,000 hospitals nationwide. Learn more at patientpoint.com.