Boston University Uses Photovoice in Promoting Social Inclusion

“Beyond the Shadows of Stigma” highlights works from a gallery showing produced by participants in the Photovoice course, “Taking off the Blinders: A Project to Combat Stigma and Discrimination.”  The 8-minute online video poignantly captures the essence of the Photovoice experience through interviews with participants and the works they created.

Similarly to Northern Lakes CMH’s Photobiography project, Photovoice puts cameras in the hands of individuals and asks them to produce statements made up of pictures and words that communicate their experience. This Photovoice course, developed as an intervention at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University (supported by SAMHSA/CMHS and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research), supports the personal empowerment of those living with serious mental illnesses in promoting social inclusion. Watch the video at: