A formal education campaign on genetics/epigenetics and mental illness is one way to address stigma associated with mental illness. This effort grows from my current volunteer work with Bridgeway Rehabilitative Services (see our Brain & Psychiatric Rehabilitation Discussion Group) and my local chapter of NAMI.
Discovering yourself and the world around you (a.k.a. science) is fun! Learning how to use tools for self discovery, such as genetics, psychology and brain imaging – which are just high-tech searching, sifting, looking, etc. tools – can be fun as well. I’ll try and post links to sites that can help you learn to use tools that are useful for self-discovery of cognitive development and mental health.
Psychology and Cognitive Science:
Brain Science and Brain Imaging:
1. FMRIB Software Library provides free and open brain imaging analysis tools – download and play with sample data!