stigma

People with mental illness represent one of the most deeply stigmatized groups in our culture. Learn more about it here.

Erasing the Stigma
Mental illness is a huge modern day problem that not enough people are taking seriously but instead stigmatize it when it shouldn't be at all. Mental illness is a very common problem now-a-days, yet r...
Brianna Ryan5 days ago
Depression: The Truth
"Depression is like wanting to paint a bright canvas of yellow and orange, but you can only afford black and grey." This is an example of the language some poets will use to try to describe depression...
Kimm Smith25 days ago
Does Being Crazy Make You a Great Artist?
Crazy is not a technical term. It simply means that one day I'd like to strip naked and show my tatas to the moon. And that's not being poetic. I really want to do that some misty Harry Potter night. ...
Struggling with Mental Health
One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. It may not seem a lot when looking at it written down on here. But when you think about the people in ...
Max Hutton25 days ago
The Lack of Federal Funding for Mental Health and the Criminalization of Mental Illness
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness and approximately 1 in 25 U.S. adults live with a serious mental illness that “i...
C.J. Dalton25 days ago
I Am Not My Diagnosis
Sometimes, us as humans forget that others are humans too. We will see someone with a broken leg, we will say that we are so sorry and hope they are better soon. But when we hear someone has a mental ...
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Cat Zukowskia month ago
A Great Thing Called Misophonia
“Misophonia, literally ‘hatred of sound.’” I am 15-years-old, I’ve had this issue for as long as I have been able to eat. I could blame it on my dad and I wouldn’t be wrong. My dad has misophonia too,...
Stef P.a month ago
X and Y
Imagine a world full of numbers, geometry, shapes... where you wake up in a box and you go to sleep in a box Imagine... Where 2+2 makes more sense than playing with a toy car... simply because a toy c...
Saphira Nighta month ago
Message from an Introvert
For most people, the word "introvert" refers to someone who is shy and submissive; someone who is afraid of everything and pretty much a loner. However, being an introvert myself, I can assure you tha...
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Tayler Hammonda month ago
Let’s Talk About Stigma
Everyone knows that there is a stigma that comes along with having any sort of mental illness. According to the dictionary, stigma means, “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance,...
Kendra Wheelera month ago
I Bet I'm Suffering More Than You!
Here's a trend I've noticed in people my age: they treat mental illness like it's some sort of competition. For reference, I'm in my early twenties. Images like the one above are peppered across the i...
Jade Dilliona month ago
Mental Health — Why Don't We Talk About It?
I have noticed that no one actually talks about mental health. The Mental Health Foundation statistics stated that "two in three people report having experienced a mental health problem in their lifet...
Bethany Wintersa month ago
The Dark Side of My Brain
I'm 26 and I've been dealing with depression, anxiety, and BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) for 20 years. Wrap your head around that for a second. I've been told a million times, "Oh honey you're...
Lexi Merrick2 months ago
Media Stigma and Mental Illness
Mental illness is hard enough but there is a stigma attached to it that makes it way more difficult for those that are suffering than it needs to be. If you have ever seen a horror movie where the bad...
Eliza Marshall2 months ago
Borderline Personality Disorder: The Embodiment of Mental Health Stereotypes
"Borderline Personality Disorder" (BPD) came about in past medical terms to define a person that was borderline between neurotic mental health problems and psychosis. However, in newer medicine, this ...
Elizabeth Shannon2 months ago
World Mental Health Day: The Important Topic No One Is Talking About
Today is World Mental Health Day, which you probably didn’t know. You might not have even known that World Mental Health Day is a thing that happens every single year, but now you do and you definitel...
Chris Alexander2 months ago
It's 2017 Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance
Let’s face it, in today’s world, people still have ridiculous and unrealistic beliefs about mental illness. Consider the recent Las Vegas shooting, which in itself was a tragedy. There are more people...
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
Mental Illness Isn't Going Away
I have anxiety, and like many people with any sort of chronic ailment, I have good days and bad ones. However, something I've discovered over the years is that the tolerance, for lack of a better term...