Blavity Exclusive: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is Tackling The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health With Un[ ]spoken Campaign

I recently interviewed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about her new mental health initiative, Un[ ]spoken, which aims to decrease the stigma around mental health, connect residents to crucial resources, and change the ways that first responders react to crises.

From the interview:

Mayor Lightfoot noted that this campaign comes at a crucial time for Chicago and the country as a whole, which have had to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, protests and movements, and the economic crisis since 2020.

“There’s not a person that I know who doesn’t feel challenged given what we’ve all experienced,” the mayor said.

You can read the whole thing here.

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