The aims of Extreme Psychiatry are twofold:

  1. To challenge stigma in mental illness
  2. To make better doctors for our patients

In challenging stigma our goals are to:

  • Demystify psychiatry, challenge preconceptions and decrease stigma around mental health
  • Help students overcome any fears about psychiatry attachments and people with mental health problems

In making better doctors our goals are to:

  • Improve students’ psychiatric and communication skills in any clinical encounter
  • Improve students’ confidence in working with mental illness, irrespective of their ultimate career choice
  • Nurture an interest in mental health and mental illness