stigma

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

Laura .a year ago
Headspace
Hello there! If you're reading this then you've stumbled across one of the spaces that I like to call 'Little Laura's World'—spaces that I've created to talk, and share experiences regarding mental he...
Courtney Joycea year ago
We Aren't Choosing to Drown, Our Minds Make Us Feel Like We Already Are...
I never once when growing up thought, When I get older, I would love to deal with consistent struggles of the mind. That sure sounds glamorous. And neither did the millions of others who suffer, and I...
Micky Thinksa year ago
When Praying Isn't Enough
TRIGGER WARNING* Nearly three years ago, a close friend of mine committed suicide. It wasn’t her first attempt. She had had an ongoing habit of downing an assortment of pills in flagrant attempts to m...
How I Got Over...
We never can understand the effects we have on people. Just being kind or rude can change a person's life at least for the moment. In the world we live in we are very judgemental. Cultural bullies who...
Bullies Owe Me Money
I feel that people who bullied me in the past owe me money in the present since emotional, verbal, physical, and psychological abuse do harm to your mental health with anxiety or PTSD symptoms. In thi...
Duffers Diarya year ago
Bad Nerves
"He was bad with his nerves, you know." I've always been slightly suspicious of the tendency to try to stick a diagnostic label that's the size of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral on every variant of ...
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Zadinya a year ago
Calling for Crisis Help and Getting the Police
Why are all these people outside my house? I don’t understand why they are here. I feel surrounded, and I’m really fucking scared now. * It’s Monday night. Well, Tuesday morning now. I’m sat on my bed...
Crystal .a year ago
Let's Talk About It
Can we talk about mental health? Yes. Let's talk about it. Isn't it time that we break the stigma about having this conversation? Why is that we are so scared to talk about mental health? It's just as...
Kelsey Waddlea year ago
What Social Media Thinks It Knows
In today’s world, many young people are facing struggles with their mental health—with 10-20 percent of youth being affected by a mental illness. I can say that before I knew anything about what it me...
Nancy Da year ago
10 Things ADHD People Are Sick of Hearing
I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD just before I started college. Even before I was diagnosed I was sick of hearing things like, "Why can't you just try harder?" "Quit staring out the window," and,...
Heather Teresea year ago
Mental Illnesses: They're Not Just All in Your Head, They're in Your Head
All too often those who struggle with mental illness hear the words “It’s all in your head,” a phrase that implies mental illness is just a figment of our imagination that can be sent away just as qui...
Mollie Mayersa year ago
The Borderline of Mental Illness No One Is Talking About
For as long as I can remember I have had feelings of sadness, separation, anxiousness, and just feeling too God damn overwhelmed with being alive. Hear me out. I am not branded with a mental illness n...
K Ta year ago
Mental Health Awareness Week: Day Six
"Caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other." - Sid Garza-Hillman The awareness that has been perpetuated throughout the c...
Breaking the Stigma
Stigma, defined as “a mark of disgrace associated with a quality, circumstance, or person,” is a word that I have heard almost every day of my life. By being a part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am seen ...
K Ta year ago
Mental Health Awareness Week: Day One
“Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” — Pastor Rick Warren I'm aware that some people may be posing the question: why do we still need a Mental Health Awareness We...
S Pa year ago
Mental Health Awareness From a Different Perspective
Sometimes we're powerless about the things we come into contact with in our daily lives. We are, however, in control of how we react to these things and how we let those things it into our life. Wheth...
Sahra Penumbraa year ago
The Truth About Mental Illness Stigma
The stigma around mental illness isn’t what we are led to believe. What is the stigma around mental illness? Why is there stigma around mental illness? These are the questions we need to answer before...
Francis Gracea year ago
Therapy Isn't Selfish
Recently, someone boldly announced that therapy was senseless in that it was simply a time where the patient got to talk about themselves for an hour. They went on to imply that this was a selfish act...