Minding Your Mind Podcast Ep.17: The Pink Ribbon: The Fabric of Breaking Societal Stigma

Minding Your Mind Podcast Ep.17: The Pink Ribbon: The Fabric of Breaking Societal Stigma

In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s episode of the Minding Your Mind podcast share the history on how women worked to destigmatized breast cancer. Jordan talks about the stigma that used to (<<<key words) surround breast cancer, how women changed it, and what lessons we can learn in moving forward toward our goal of destigmatizing mental health.

To learn more about the topics, movements, and moments Jordan discusses, check out some of his research:

Stigma breakdown – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1489832/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1489832/

Breast cancer in the 19th century – https://lewiscar.sites.grinnell.edu/HistoryofMedicine/uncategorized/from-stigma-to-respect-a-change-in-attitudes-towards-women-with-breast-cancer-since-the-19th-century/

National Cancer Institute – https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/overview/history/national-cancer-act-1937

A Darker Ribbon article – https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/l/leopold-ribbon.html

Keeping the Big C Secret article –
https://www.guelphmercury.com/living-story/6230946-keeping-the-big-c-secret/

Cancer patients and doctors timeline – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK12903/

1970’s breaking the stigma of breast cancer during feminism movement – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3298674/

Babette Rosmond – https://ascopost.com/issues/november-1-2012/feminist-author-babette-rosmond-helped-propel-the-adoption-of-patients-rights-to-choose-their-cancer-treatment/

Shirley Temple – https://blog.thebreastcancersite.greatergood.com/shirley-temple-breast-cancer-activist/

Betty Ford – https://www.cancertodaymag.org/Pages/Fall2012/betty-ford-yesterday-and-today.aspx

Rose Kushner – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1071404/

Margery Gould Rath and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – https://solutions.teamavalon.com/blog/the-day-the-city-turned-pink

Charlotte Haley – https://www.reach4recovery.org.za/women-making-history-charlotte-haley/

Rise in media coverage of mental health – https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/media-coverage-of-mental-illness-has-increased-significantly-in-recent-years/

Social media tipping point – https://paragonpr.com/social-media-tipping-point/

YouTube statistic – https://tubularinsights.com/youtube-statistics-growth-2012/

Lists of YouTube channels:

It Gets Better Campaign launched on YouTube – https://www.businessinsider.com/key-turning-points-history-of-youtube-2013-2#in-october-2010-columnist-dan-savage-used-youtube-to-launch-the-it-gets-better-project-16

TED and TEDx mental health talks – https://www.ted.com/search?q=mental+health

215% increase in videos submitted about self-care – https://blog.hootsuite.com/youtube-stats-marketers/#:~:text=There%20was%20a%20215%25%20increase,videos%20related%20to%20self%2Dcare.

Minding Your Mind mindfulness programs – https://mindingyourmind.org/our-programs/mindfulness-program/

Rise in mindfulness articles written in scientific journals – https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-mindfulness-became-mainstream/

1300 meditation apps – https://theweek.com/speedreads/679874/there-are-more-than-1300-apps-dedicated-mindfulness-meditation

Therapists on TikTok – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/well/mind/tiktok-therapists.html

Celebrities who speak out about mental health – https://www.insider.com/celebrities-depression-anxiety-mental-health-awareness-2017-11

Our Minds Matter School Clubs –https://mindingyourmind.org/our-programs/our-minds-matter/ 

Virginia mental health education law – https://www.k12dive.com/news/more-states-requiring-mental-health-education/561250/

New York mental health education law – http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/curriculum-instruction/mental-health-education-one-pagerupdated9.24.2018-002.pdf

California mental health education senate bill – https://outlooknewspapers.com/portantino-bill-would-require-mental-health-education/

Carolyn Herbert Lewis quote –
https://lewiscar.sites.grinnell.edu/HistoryofMedicine/uncategorized/from-stigma-to-respect-a-change-in-attitudes-towards-women-with-breast-cancer-since-the-19th-century/

Women’s History Month – https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month

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