Deconstructing Stigma – Leslie

Available with English captions and subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Leslie Chihuly, CEO of Chihuly Studios, wife of acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly, and a volunteer for McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, talks openly about her personal experience with mental illness.

Read more about Leslie’s story.

About Deconstructing Stigma

Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes About Mental Health is a series of larger-than-life photographs and interviews with people from across the United States and around the world who have been affected by mental illness.

Since the campaign’s initial physical installation at Boston’s Logan International Airport, it has traveled the world with pop-up installations across the United States and in all inhabited continents except Australia.

The installations, website, and the companion books serve to capture the complexity of living with a psychiatric disorder, seeking treatment, navigating insurance and health care systems, and facing stigma.