PRESENTATIONS



 Recent Presentations (2000-Present)

Wahl, O.Evaluation of stigma reduction efforts.Presentation for workshop, “Bridging Science and Practice: Dialogue on Effective Anti-Stigma Messages         and Models for Depression.”MilwaukieWIOctober 26-27, 2007.

Wahl, Otto F.Overcoming stigma and discrimination.Keynote address for the First Annual Conference of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of         Ohio, ToledoOH,June 8, 2007.

Wahl, O. F.Reducing discrimination and stigma related to mental illnesses.Keynote address for the Georgia Mental Health Forum, AtlantaGeorgia,May     18, 2007.

   Wahl, O. F. Confronting stigma.Presentation for Sound Community Services Annual Meeting, New LondonCT,November 14, 2005.

Wahl, O. F.Reducing discrimination and stigma.Presentation for the University of RochesterMedicalCenter Grand Rounds.RochesterNY,October 5,         2005

Wahl, O. F.Confronting stigma.Presentation for Strong Ties.RochesterNY,October 5, 2005.

Wahl, O. F.Maddening images of mental illnesses.Presentation for NAMI-ChamplainValley and Behavioral Health Services North, Plattsburgh,NYMay     6, 2005.

Wahl, O. F.Stigma and the media.Workshop for NAMI-ChamplainValley and Behavioral Health Services North, Plattsburgh,NYMay 6, 2005.With             Suzanne Moore, reporter, Plattsburg ….

Wahl, O. F.Confronting stigma.Presentation for President’s Speaker Forum, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh,NYMay 6, 2005.

Wahl, O. F.Media images of mental illness.Presentation for Monadnock Family Services, Keene,NH,April 11, 2005

Wahl, O. F.Mental illness and the media.Presentation for MountUnionCollege,AllianceOH,October 21, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.Confronting stigma.Presentation for SinnissippiCentersDixonIL,October 19, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.Mental illness stigma and ways to change it.Presentation for NAMI-Fairfield (CT), Fairfield,CTOctober 6, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.Mental health issues in the media.Panel presentation for the annual meeting of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism,         AtlantaGA,September 20, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.Stigma—The next generation:  What our children are learning about mental illnesses.Presentation for the Mental HealthCenter of
    Boulder, Boulder, CO, August 10, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.Mental illness stigma and mental health reporting.Presentation for the Investigative Reporters and Editors National Conference Showcase         Panel, “Meeting the challenges of investigating mental health and trauma issues.”AtlantaGA,June 18, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.Confronting stigma.Presentation for the NAMI-CT Annual Meeting, New HavenCT,June 7, 2004.

Wahl, O. F.How reporters can improve coverage of mental illnesses.For the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowships, Sept. 22, 2003.

Wahl, O. F.For Wisconsin United for Mental Health, as part of the Elimination of Barriers Initiative, Milwaukee, WI and Madison, WI,May 29, 2003.

Wahl, O. F.Fighting the stigma and stereotypes of mental illness.For “Mental Health: A Community Calling” for the Mental Health Association of Central    SusquehannaValley.Bedford,PAMay 17, 2003.

Wahl, O. F.Defeating stigma.For Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems Board Summit.Wye Mills, MD, April 2, 2003.

Wahl, O. F.The nature and impact of media images of mental illnesses.For the Madness and Arts Festival, Toronto,Canada, March 27, 2003.

Wahl, O. F.Discrimination and stigma in the media.For the Elimination of Barriers Initiative National-State Partnership Committee Kick-off Meeting,                Washington, DC, January 23, 2003.

Wahl, O.F.Truth or consequences: Media coverage of mental illnesses.For the New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies.TrentonNJ,                 December 9, 2002.

Wahl, O. F.Making progress in reducing stigma.For the Campaign to Address Discrimination and Stigma of ContraCostaCounty,ConcordCA,October    11, 2002.
Wahl, O. F.Media depiction of mental illness.For “Media & Mental Illness: Shattering the Stigma” for the Alameda Council of Community Mental Health               Agencies, BerkeleyCA, October 10, 2002.

Wahl, O. F.Confronting stigma.For the California State-Hayward Institute for Mental Health and Wellness Education, Hayward,CAOctober 10, 2002.

 Wahl, O. F. Confronting stigma.  For the Bedford Community Support Program "Day of Enlightenment."  Bedford, PA, May 16, 2002.

 Wahl, O. F.  Mass media and mental illness.  For Community Hope's Eighth Annual Family Learning Forum, Parsippany, NJ, May 4, 2002.

 Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the Extra Mile, Inc. conference, "Changing Your Mind: An Enlightening Perspective on Mental Health.  Monroe, LA, April     5, 2002.

 Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the Clubhouse of Suffolk County Mental Illness Awareness Day conference, Huntington, NY, October 21, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Combating the stigma of mental illness.  Workshop for the Clubhouse of Suffolk County Mental Illness Awareness Day conference, Huntington,       NY, October 21, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Media madness: Public perceptions of mental illnesses.  For a conference on "The Stigma of Mental Illness: Defeat it through education,"                sponsored by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Deleware, the Mental Health Association in Deleware, and the Deleware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental     Health, Wilmington, DE, October 19, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Six steps for fighting stigma.  Workshop for a conference on "The Stigma of Mental Illness: Defeat it through education," sponsored by the Alliance   for the Mentally Ill of Deleware, the Mental Health Association in Deleware, and the Deleware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Wilmington, DE,       October 19, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Reducing stigma: National advocacy approaches.  As part of a symposium, "Reducing the stigma of schizophrenia: Communication strategies."         For the First International Conference on Reducing Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia, Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 4, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Television depictions of mental illness.  As part of a symposium, "For better or worse?  The role of the media in forming public attitudes towards       mental illness."  For the First International Conference on Reducing Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia, Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 4, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies, San Francisco, CA, August 23, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Confronting stigma.  For the Alliance for Community Care, San Jose, CA, August 23, 2001.

 Wahl, O. F.  Why do we need Stigma Watch programs?  As part of a workshop, "Stigmabusting: From Local to International," with Stella Marsh, Anabella           Stevens, and Barbara Hocking.  For the NAMI Annual Meeting, Wahington, DC, July 13, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Training for work with people with severe mental illnesses.  For the Advisory Council of Northern Virginia Mental Health Institue, Falls Church,         VA, June 12, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the Anti-Discrimination Community Mental Health PromotionConference of the Mental Health Association of New York           State, Albany, NY, May 24, 2001.

 Wahl, O..  Confronting Stigma.  For the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Anti-Stigma Campaign kickoff, Harrisburg, PA, May 23, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Six Steps to Combat Stigma.  Workshop for Southern Tier Environments for Living, Dunkirk, NY, May 15, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Confronting Stigma.  For the Annual Mental Health Month luncheon for the Southern Tier Environments for Living, Dunkirk, NY, May 15, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  The Stigma Clearinghouse Model.  Presentation as part of a Continuing Education workshop on "How to combat the stigma of mental illness" at the       American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 10, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Stigma and the mass media.  For the Stigma Forum of the Mental Health Association of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, LA, May 8, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Telling is risky business.  For the Stigma Forum of the Mental Health Association of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, LA, May 8, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Mental illness an the media.  For the National Mental Health Symposium to Address Discrimination and Stigma.  Baltimore, MD, March 27, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.  Panel presentation for the National Mental Health Symposium to Address Stigma   and Discrimination.  Baltimore, MD, March 27, 2001.

 Wahl, O.  Stigma in the media.  For the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, November 17,           2000.

 Wahl, O.  How you can join the ranks of the anti-stigma forces.  Workshop for the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium sponsored by the Mental Health              Association of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, November 17, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Confronting stigma.  For the University of Rochester Medical Center conference on Treatment of Severe Mental Illness, Rochester, NY, November 3,   2000.

 Wahl, O.  Confronting stigma.  For the 17th Annual Conference of the International Affiliation of Compeer Programs, New Brunswick, NJ, October 20, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Confronting stigma.  For the Kaiser Permanente 2000 Behavioral Healthcare Symposium, Long Beach, CA, October 14, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Media depiction of mental illness.  For AMI of Boulder, Boulder, CO, October 12, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Mental illness stigma.  For the Mental Health Stigma Conference of the Medical College of Ohio and the Depressive and Manic Depressive                   Association of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 6, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Anti-Stigma.  Workshop for the Mental Health Stigma Conference of the Medical College of Ohio and the Depressive and Manic Depressive                   Association of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 6, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma.  An invited presentation for the annual meeting of the Depressive and Manic Depressive Associatio     of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 6, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Newspaper coverage of mental illness.  Workshop presentation for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, Atlanta, GA,           September 9, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Who Ya Gonna Call?  Stigmabusters!  For "Creating a Place of Respect," the Sixth Annual Conference of the Siouxland Mental Health Center, Sioux     City, IA, June 8, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Personal stories of consumer experiences with stigma and discrimination.  Workshop for the Sixth Annual Conference of the Siouxland Mental         Health Center, Sioux City, IA, June 8, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Confronting stigma.  For the Huntingdon County Drop-In Center "Ending the Stigma" conference, Huntingdon, PA, June 3, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Responding to media depictions that stigmatize mental illness. Workshop for the Huntingdon County Drop-In Center "Ending the Stigma"                 conference, Huntingdon, PA, June 3, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  Stigma and anti-stigma: The role of mental health professionals.  For the Association of Licensed Professional Counselors of Northern Virginia,       Annandale, VA, April 14, 2000.

 Wahl, O.  How mental health professionals contribute to stigma and how we can and must change.  For the Virginia Psychological Association, Tyson's          Corner, VA, April 14, 2000.

 Wahl. O.  Dispelling the stigma of mental illness.  For the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Programs for People, Framingham, MA, March 22, 2000.
 


 Presentations (1995-1999)


Wahl, O.  Mass media's portrayal of mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, October 20, 1999.

 Wahl, O.  Media madness: Fighting the stigma and stereotypes of mental illness.  For the Mental Health Association of New Orleans 3rd Annual Forum,       New Orleans, LA, October 5, 1999.

 Wahl, O. and Radack, J.  Blowing the whistle on stigma.  Workshop for the Annual Conference of the National Mental Health Association, Washington, DC,         June 12, 1999.

 Wahl, O.  Mass media's portrayal of mental illness.  For the 12th Annual Mental Health Conference of Butler County, Fairfield, OH, May 20, 1999.

 Wahl, O.  Breaking through the stigma: Portrayal of mental illness in the media.  For Conversations at the Carter Center, with Rosalynn Carter, John Gates,   Dan Rutz, and Andrew Skolnick.  Atlanta, GA, May 13, 1999.

 Wahl, O.  Stigma and mass media.  Keynote address for "Mental Health: The Facets and Faces," a symposium sponsored by the Mental Health Association of       Greater St. Louis and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, St. Louis, MO, May 3, 1999.

 Wahl, O., Jeannette Batz (Riverfront Times), Christy James (Ladue News), Conrad Swartz (St. Louis University), and Danny Wedding (Missouri Institue of             Mental Health).  AddressingMedia Stigma.  Panel discussion for Mental Health: The Facets and Faces, Sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Greater     St. Louis and the Missouri Institue of Mental Health, St. Louis, MO, May 3, 1999.

 Wahl, O.  The new rehabilitative model.  For the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute Advisory Council Employment Forum, Falls Church, VA, April 21,       1999.

 Wahl, O.  Media images of mental illness.  For the 1999 convention of the Virginia Psychological Association, Virginia Beach, VA, April 15, 1999.

 Wahl, O. & Willick, M.  A public voice for private pain.  For the NAMI New Jersey Annual Conference, "Triumph over stigma: Recovering our future,"                 Somerset, NJ, April 10, 1999.

 Wahl, O.  Issues of concern of mental health advocates concerning media coverage of mental illness.  For the orientation training of Rosalynn Carter             Mental Health Journalism Fellows, Atlanta, GA, September 23, 1998.

 Wahl, O.  Sigmabusting.  Workshop for the Advocacy Training/Technical Assistance Center of the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems         21st Annual Conference, Washington, DC, May 29, 1998.

  Wahl, O.  Stigma and the media.  For the West Virginia Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Morgantown, WV, April 30, 1998.

  Wahl, O.  Concerns about reporting of mental health issues.  Panel participant for the Second Annual Midwest Conference on Health Journalism,                       Bloomington, IN, April 24, 1998.

  Wahl, O.  Fighting the stigma of mental illness.  For the 48th Annual Convention of the American Medical Students Association, Arlington, VA, March 14,           1998.

 Wahl, O.  Mental health consumers' experience of stigma.  For the Luzurne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, Wilkes-Barre,       PA, November 13, 1997.

 Wahl, O.  Mass media and mental illness stigma.  Workshop for the Luzurne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, Wilkes-Barre,       PA, November 13, 1997.

 Wahl, O.  Public images of mental illness.  For the Consumers' Union of Lucas County, Toledo, OH, October 3, 1997.

 Wahl, O.  Media and mental illness.  Introductory comments for the Media Awards luncheon of the Annual Meeting of the National Mental Health Association,      Washington, DC, June 6, 1997.

 Wahl, O. Stigmabusting: Strategies and successes. Workshop for the 1997 Clifford W. Beers National Mental Health Conference of the National Mental           Health Association. Washington, DC, June 6, 1997.

 Wahl, O. & Fink, Paul Stigmabusting: Strategies and successes. Workshop for the Media Division of the American Psychiatric Association. San Diego, CA,       May 20, 1997.

 Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. American Psychiatric Association Patient Advocacy Award Lecture. San Diego, CA, May 20,           1997.

 Wahl, O. The mass media's depiction of mental illness. For Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., Rockford, IL, May 14, 1997.

 Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland. Baltimore, MD, May 9, 1997.

 Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Maryland Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. Baltimore,          MD, April 25, 1997.

 Wahl, O. A new image for people with mental illness. Workshop for a conference presented by the NASW Virginia Chapter and the George Mason University    Social Work Program. Fairfax, VA, April 18, 1997.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Mental Health Association of Greater Knoxville. Knoxville, KY, March 18, 1997.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Mental Health Association of Roanoke Valley. Roanoke, VA, November 7, 1996

  Wahl, O. Stigma and the media. For Clubhouse of Suffolk County. Melville, NY, October 4, 1996.

  Wahl, O. Stigmabusting. Presentation and workshop (with Nora Weinerth, National Stigma Clearinghouse) for the Compeer Annual Conference. Rochester, NY,   September 27, 1996.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Huntsville/Madison County Mental Health Center. Huntsville, AL, September 25, 1996.

. Wahl, O. Consumer experiences of stigma: A preliminary report. For the 16th Annual Convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Nashville, TN,    July 8, 1996.

  Wahl, O. Stereotypes, stigma, and stifled strivings. For the Mental Health Association in Alexandria. Alexandria, VA, May 23, 1996.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Canadian Mental Health Association--BC Division. Vancouver, British Columbia, May 11,    1996.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For The Alliance for Increased Mental Health Awareness of Northern Virginia. Washington, DC,       November 9, 1995.

  Wahl, O. Slowing the insidious force of stigma (with Nora Weinerth, National Stigma Clearinghouse). Workshop for the Annual Conference of the California       Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 1995.

  Wahl, O. Protesting media stereotypes of mental illness (with Nora Weinerth, National Stigma Clearinghouse). For the Annual Conference of the California       Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 1995.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. Keynote address for the Thirteen Annual Educational Conference of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill   of New York State, Catskill, NY, October 21, 1995.

  Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Alexandria Community Services Board and the Northern Virginia Alliance for the Mentally      Ill. Alexandria, VA, October 5, 1995.

  Wahl, O. Personality Disorders. Workshop for Pathways Homes, Inc. Alexandria, VA, September 18, 1995.

  Wahl, O. Media images of mental illness. For the staff of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Falls Church, VA, June 22, 1995.
 


 Presentations before 1995


Wahl, O. TV myths about mental illness and responses to their exposure. For the National Committee for Mental Health Education in Atlanta, GA, September 20, 1976.

Wahl, O. Mental illness in the media: An unhealthy condition. For the Community Imperative (a national conference on public response to community care for the mentally disabled). Washington, DC. May 31-June 2, 1978.

Wahl, O. Image - the biggest handicap of all: The mentally ill. For the 1980 Annual Meeting of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC, May 1, 1980.

Wahl, O. Current media images of the mentally ill. For Horizon House Institute's training course on Community Acceptance of the Mentally Ill, Philadelphia, PA, June 16-20, 1980.

Wahl, O. Media images of the mentally ill: Status and strategies for change. (Videotaped) For Horizon House Institute's 2nd training course on Community Acceptance of the Mentally Ill, Chicago, IL, October 13-17, 1980.

Wahl, O. Mental illness in the mass media. For the Northern Virginia Society of Clinical Psychologists. Springfield, VA, October 25, 1980.

Wahl, O. Community support for persons recovering from mental illness. For the Mental Health Association of Alexandria. Alexandria, VA, March 26, 1981.

Wahl, O. Mental health and the media. For the second annual Community Support System Conference sponsored by the D.C. Department of Human Resources. Washington, DC, July 27, 1981.

Wahl, O. Media images of mental illness. For the Annual Meeting of the Mental Health Association of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, May 26, 1983.

Wahl, O. Myths that hurt: Mental illness and the mass media. For the Mental Health Association in Hawaii. Honolulu, HI, August 4, 1983.

Wahl, O. How the media portray the mentally ill. For the Charter Rivers' Conference on Alcoholism, Addiction and Mental Health. Columbia, SC, February 28, 1984.

Wahl, O. Media obstacles to community acceptance of the mentally ill. For the Alexandria Mental Health Center. Alexandria, VA, July 9, 1985.

Wahl, O. Public image of mental illness. For the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Falls Church, VA, February 19, 1986.

Wahl, O. Improving the public image of mental health. For the 1986 Virginia Mental Health Promotion Conference. Williamsburg, VA. May 8-9, 1986.

Wahl, O. and Harmon, C. Anti-stigma: Beefing up at the local level. For the Fourth Annual Convention of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland. Baltimore, MD. June 6, 1986.

Wahl, O. Stigma and mental illness. For the Richmond Community Mental Health Center Anti-stigma Planning Group. Richmond, VA. June 18, 1986.

Wahl, O.  Improving the image of mental health services.  For the Commissioner's Seminar, Virginis Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.  Richmond, VA.  September 15, 1986.

Wahl, O. Stigma: Society's view of the mentally ill person. For the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montgomery County, MD. (as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week). Kensington, MD. October 9, 1986.

Wahl, O. Mental health stigma in the media. For the Annual Meeting of the Mental Health Association in Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. December 5, 1986.

Wahl, O. Stigma in the media. For the National Mental Health Association Volunteer Staff Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 3-5, 1987.

Wahl, O. Mental health and the media: Foul play or fair? For the Mental Health Association in Howard County. Columbia, MD, June 18, 1987.

Wahl, O. The stigma of mental illness: An introduction to its nature, impact, and sources: Presentation as part of a workshop panel on Anti-stigma: Increasing public awareness and understanding of mentally ill people. For the 1987 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill National Convention, Washington, DC. September 18-21, 1987.

Wahl, O. Mental Illness stigma: Extent, sources, impact, and change. For the Mental Health Association of Lynchburg. Lynchburg, VA. November 10, 1987.

Wahl, O. Mental illness stigma: It's importance for legislators. For the Mental Health Association of Howard County, Maryland. Columbia, MD. January 11, 1988.

Wahl, O. Mental illness stigma and its media support. For the Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore. Towson, MD. May 12, 1988.

Wahl, O. Stigma and the media. For the Mental Health Association of New York State. Poughkeepsie, NY. October 20, 1988.

Wahl, O. Media images of mental illness: Past, present, and future. For the Mental Health Association of Westchester Conference on Overcoming Stigma. Dobbs Ferry, NY, June 2, 1989.

Wahl, O. Overcoming Stigma. Workshop (with Charles Harmon, Jean Hebb, and Joann Piazza) for the Annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. New York, NY. May 16, 1990.

Wahl, O. Who me? Yes, you. What individuals can do to increase acceptance of mental illness. For a conference on Mental Illness: Community Problem. Community Denial. Community Acceptance. Sponsored by the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Addiction, Victim, and Mental Health Services. Rockville, MD. June 7, 1991.

Wahl, O. Media messages on mental illness. For the American Psychiatric Association Joint Legislative & Public Affairs Network Institute. Bal Harbour, FL. Feb. 29, 1992.

Wahl, O. How to open closed minds and win new allies. Workshop (with Carol Saginaw, Nora Weinerth, and Laurel Lemke) for the Annual Convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Washington, DC, September 12, 1992.

Wahl, O. Murderous madmen and other media myths. Keynote address for the Compeer International Conference. Rochester, NY, November 13, 1992.

Wahl, O. The National Stigma Clearinghouse as a Tool for Public Education (with Nora Weinerth and Susan Rogers). For the Annual Conference of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation. New York, NY, April 23, 1993.

Wahl O. Portrayal of people with disabilities in the media (with Joe Shapiro). For the First Annual Conference of the Autism National Committee, November 14, 1993.

Wahl, O. Media images of mental illness. For staff of the Alexandria Community Mental Health Center, Alexandria, VA, May 24, 1994.

Wahl, O. Stigma and mass media. For the Schizophrenia Foundation-Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Virginia Beach, VA, May 25, 1994.

Wahl, O. Murderous madmen and laughable lunatics: Public images of mental illness. Keynote address for the 15th Anniversary banquet of Rehabilitation Support Services, Albany, NY, May 26, 1994.

Wahl, O. Media madness: Public images of mental illness. For the Mental Health Association of Greater Springfield, Springfield, MA, October 4, 1994.

Wahl, O. Myths that hurt: The stigma of mental illness. For the 4th Annual Mental Health Forum sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Elkhart County, Elkhart, IN, October 13, 1994.

Wahl, O. The media and mental illness: A changing perspective. For the NIMH Depression: Awareness, Recognition, and Treatment (D/ART) program. Washington, D.C., December 8, 1994.