stigma

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

Mental Health and Physical Health
Most people should be aware by now that mental illness is becoming popular amongst society. This is a shame. More people are having a battle within their own minds and cannot find a way to help themse...
Amanda Doylea year ago
5 (Not So) Secrets About Mental Health
A few months ago, I was formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2. I've always known something was up, and I've battled with depression my whole life, but there was some sort of weight lifted of...
Richard Baileya year ago
5 Common Misconceptions About Mental Illnesses
As we grow as a society and uncover more truths, mental illnesses start to show themselves more and more. Not because it is more common, but because more people are talking about the problems they are...
Things Writers Need to Know About Mental Illness
Though novelists and screenwriters have undeniably made great leaps in their understanding of mental health since the Bronte sisters' depictions of undefined "madness" back in the Victorian era, plent...
Zoe Northa year ago
I Am My Mental Illness
The cliché I’ve experienced the most whilst having a mental illness is that it does not define who I am. Doctors, nurses and family members constantly reassuring us that despite the fact that we are l...
Cory Garnera year ago
unABLE To Fail
Robert M. Hensel once said, "There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more." As a society, we are easily offended when someone labels or judges us by our gender,...
Annie Rhodesa year ago
A Lifelong Battle
Growing up, I was called my family's sunshine girl. I brought joy and light into their lives. I was expected to always be happy and, for a while, I was. At the age of 14, everything changed. I found m...
Psychology Myths
Thanks to movies, social media, and poorly executed experiments, there are many rumors about psychology that hurt the field or those suffering from mental illness. Here are just a few myths you may ha...
Elizabeth Marxa year ago
People of Colour and Mental Illness: Stigma and Culture
**This is a paper I did for a college course.** Introduction In the current society, mental illnesses are not viewed in a positive light. There are stigmas for each diagnosis. These stigmas, defined a...
S Pa year ago
Stop Using God as an Excuse to Discriminate
One of the most dangerous beliefs a person can have is that you can pray away mental illness. Religion, just like any other type of relationship, can be either healthy or toxic. Even though faith may ...
Ross Trowbridgea year ago
#Project I Am Not Ashamed
Welcome everyone, to Project I Am Not Ashamed. I created this project for one simple reason: breaking the mental health stigma, one person at a time. I found that creating awareness and education on s...
Rebekah Sanyua year ago
Recognising the Signs of a Suicidal Person
September 17th 2017, exactly ten days after my birthday, I lay crumpled on the floor in so much agonising pain because I did not now how I would make it through the news that my friend had just hung h...
C. B. Blancharda year ago
Identifying with the Monster
I knew I didn't fit from a very young age. Later, therapists would tell me I'd suffered from mental illness since childhood, that the way I left my body to live inside my own imagination was a clear s...
Lydia Catherinea year ago
Should Mental Illness Be Treated the Same as a Physical Illness?
The short answer: Yes. Please allow me to persuade you to agree with me. The Long Answer: Mental illness affects an astounding (and increasing) number of people across North America. 1 in 5 people in ...
Charlie Allena year ago
Attention Seeking
Attention seeking gets a bad rap. When people think of attention seekers, they think of those people who use things such as depression, to get attention. While that may be true, it has a very negative...
Lisa Michellea year ago
Beating the Stigma
I will no longer allow my mental illness to define me. Being labeled as mentally ill has the potential to create difficulties in many ways. But giving in to the stigma behind mental illness, makes thi...
Chelsea Perrona year ago
Me, Myself, & The World
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Interesting. I wonder how many words a feeling is worth. Some days I feel like the colours outside are a little more dull than bright. On those days my co...
Tianna Briannea year ago
The Black Stigma
I was born to two wonderful, loving parents. I am truly grateful for that. I used to make it a point to break every stereotype that was thrown at me. For example, I would style my hair a different way...