stigma

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

Kristin Wilson18 days ago
A Non-Judgmental Perspective on Suicide
"Mental Illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all." B. Clinton
Here's Why You're Not Actually Bringing Mental Health Awareness
The discussion of mental health, and raising mental health awareness, is on a rapid uprise as more and more people are becoming comfortable with speaking about their troubles. Whilst some may argue th...
Scarlett Price2 months ago
It's​ Time to Change the Ending
Let’s talk about some dirty words like depression, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, suicide, and I could go on. Why are these dirty words you're asking? There is a stigma with these words and no one wants to t...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
A Word to Anti-Western Medicine People
The only tool I have to control anything is my medication. Every skill has to be tied into emotion. The second my emotions escape my control, I manifest my abilities in extreme ways. We all know that ...
Zoe Newton2 months ago
Living with Anxiety (and Friends that Don’t Understand It)
I’ve always been an anxious child—swimming lessons consisted of me sitting on the side crying until it was time to go home. Secondary school was fine, other than the obvious reasons to be anxious: Exa...
Becca M2 months ago
End the Stigma
Living with a mental illness is fucking rough. It's even harder when you constantly have people telling you that you're faking, or to get over it, or that you're just being dramatic. I have bipolar mi...
Patrick Deveney3 months ago
Movember and Men’s Mental Health
Let’s be serious. I’ll start by just saying lookout for each other, man. If any of your friends or family are acting different, more reserved, or unhappy, reach out. It can feel cringey or awkward, bu...
Adelia Pratico3 months ago
The Stigma Behind Mental Health
You’re scrolling through Netflix figuring out what you want to watch next; and you start to notice quite a few shows based around the topic of mental health. For the last few years mental health has b...
Alicia Brunskill3 months ago
My Experience of Mental Health Support in Schools
I recently read an article about what needs to be done in schools to make sure children are better equipped to manage their mental health. The article prompted me to write about my own experiences of ...
Birthday Reflections
I'm turning 35 this month and my mental health and mental reflections have been haunting me and dramatically affecting my day to day life. I feel myself at a crossroads and am unsure how to proceed. I...
Laura Holliday3 months ago
My Diagnosis: One Year On
One year ago I wrote a blog post about being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. At the time of my diagnosis, I felt a mixture of emotions. The main ones were a combination of terrified an...
Suicide
This isn’t going to be about KPOP or anything like that, I just mention Jonghyun because he’s my role model and it fits with the topic at hand. Enjoy. ❤️ Kim Jonghyun has become the embodiment of powe...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Sessions #7
Interviewer: When did you began to seek professional help to treat your BDD? BBB: I'm sure it's not surprising that I was reluctant. I was complacent in dealing with my issues on my own up 'til the ag...
Apron Strings
I have been at war lately with my feelings about family. At 35-years-old, you would think I would be comfortable being myself and not caring what other people think. Wouldn’t it be nice if all those m...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #4
Interviewer: How did your collegiate aspirations relate to your experience with BDD? BBB: Before I begin, I should to warn you that this may be the most bizarre coming of age story you've ever heard. ...
Michelle Shaver3 months ago
The Business of Being Mentally Ill
“It’s all in your head," “Stop worrying," “I wish I had OCD, my house would be spotless," “You don’t LOOK sick." Those of us with mental illnesses have heard these, and various iterations so many time...
Marissa Mayer3 months ago
MINDful Manners
It's 2018. Over time, society has changed the way we speak about one another and reinforced how important it is to be respectful. For example, we avoid using the phrase "retarded" because it can be vi...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #2
Interviewer: Can you remember when you first saw yourself as ugly? BBB: Actually, some of my earliest memories were of me being told how beautiful I was. Mostly by people in my immediate family. I rem...