stigma

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

Suicidal Ideation
Let's talk about something I'm all too familiar with, something I have experienced first hand. Let's talk about suicide. These days it seems suicide in the media is everywhere you look. From live stre...
Bushra Shahriar2 years ago
Stigma Reduction Can Have Different Outcomes
Things have been said in the past few months that really got me wound up about the different types of stigma reduction. It consists of raising awareness, including being comfortable talking about the ...
Raven Aurora2 years ago
Destigmatizing Mental Illnesses, Trauma, and Addiction
Suicide is never an easy thing to cope with or talk about. This year seems to have become the year that quite a few high-profile celebrities have elected to take the "easy" way out of their problems. ...
Winnie Rugamba2 years ago
Dear Africans, Mental Health is a Thing
Dear Africans, I write this with a heavy heart and as much as I know that mental health is a global issue, I write specifically to Africans because I am one and because I am familiar with the root cau...
Common Myths About Psychosis
Mental illness is heavily stigmatized, often to the point of it being a taboo subject. Though the medical community can tell you that keeping stigma is a prime reason why people are dissuaded from see...
S P2 years ago
Living in a Blameless World Part 1
The above is a version of a common meme that we all have seen online and it is essentially saying that the only treatment that you need for mental health issues is to walk them off and forget that the...
Rebecca Sharrock2 years ago
What It's Really Like to Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is widely heard of and spoken about. Yet it is also one of the most misunderstood disorders at the same time. So many people jokingly describe moments of fussiness ...
S P2 years ago
Living in a Blameless World Part 3
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.'" – Daphne R...