S1 E1: Discrimination, Stigma & Self-Stigma

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Guests: Fay Jackson
In this first episode of ‘It’s A Mind Field!’ presenter, Leon Fernandes, has a conversation with Australia’s premier ‘Psychologically Diverse Citizen’, Fay Jackson, about the discrimination, stigma and self-stigma that PDCs like her experience every day.
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The show’s three presenters then have a chat about what Fay had to say, and how discrimination, stigma and self-stigma affect them in their daily lives, in ‘Club Mind’.

In ‘Outside The Box’, we hear from a Sydney man, ‘John’, about his experience of Gay Conversion Therapy.

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This podcast includes discussion around topics such as depression, stigma and suicide. We acknowledge that this content may be difficult. We also encourage you to care for your safety and well-being.

You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or access the Suicide Callback Service on www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or 1300 659 467


  1. Ivan

    Brilliant and informative

    • Craig

      Love it, one of the best mental health podcasts

      • Jeff Furolo

        Thanks Craig, we really appreciate your support!

    • Jeff Furolo

      Thanks so much for your positive feedback Ivan!

  2. Josephine Anne Nowak

    Having experienced mental health issues with several of my family I found this very interesting and helpful

    • Jeff Furolo

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it Josephine!

  3. Anna Sandercoe

    Psychological Ordinary Citizens – love this term!

    • Jeff Furolo

      Hope it catches on haha!

  4. James

    Keep this going! Make it permanent. We all need this.


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Season 2, Coming Soon

Thank you for following our first season, it was quite a journey.

In our next 13 episode series, we'll more closely explore topics from the perspective of those with lived experience. We'd love you to join us for these fascinating insights into the wide variety of mental challenges, so that we can learn more about ourselves and those around us.

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