Welcome to Shattering Stigma with Stories: Understanding Mental Health, where we create powerful experiences that provide a deeper understanding of life with mental illness, as well as increase your community’s ability to respond compassionately and effectively to those who live with mental illness and their families or friends.


Hi! I’m Tara Rolstad.

Wouldn’t it be great if all of us, everyone in our schools, organizations and faith communities—churches, synagogues, wherever we gather—were comfortable talking about mental health, and walking alongside those with mental illness? If we could speak as openly with those around us about depression, or bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia as we do about cancer or diabetes?

That’s the future I envisioned when I began Shattering Stigma, and it’s a future you can help create. Want to bring a speaker or conference experience to your school, organization or church? We are planning now for future events! Contact us now!

Stay tuned for more details, stay connected, read some amazing stories on the blog, and help start shattering stigma today!

Tara Rolstad, Founder