Nearly 40% of people report they are unwilling to be friends with someone with mental illness and more than 60% do not want someone with serious mental illness living close to them or within their family. Additionally, self-stigmatizing attitudes about mental illness and skepticism about treatment effectiveness have been associated with lower help-seeking behavior in transition age youth. Public and self-stigma rates are highest for psychosis, and notably impede critical early intervention and ongoing treatment. Additionally, for youth living with or at risk for psychosis, relationships are among the strongest predictors of quality of life and functioning, and they are impacted and limited by stigma. Given the overwhelming evidence that stigma is harmful to these vulnerable young people and the clear need for solutions, we believe that social inclusion and the eradication of pervasive stigma of serious mental illness are imperative goals. By creating a safe environment on UMBC's campus we provide an opportunity and platform for young adults to talk about mental illness openly and honestly.