A stigma within a workplace can occur as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions towards an individual dealing with a mental illness, and in some cases can be a barrier for that individual from seeking help for what is often a very treatable condition. People living with a mental illness are frequently perceived as … Continue reading How could your boss eliminate stigma in your workplace?
For a while now I've been threatening to write a book about fighting against the stigmas placed on Mental and Physical illnesses, especially in reference to invisible disabilities. When exactly did it become a social norm to judge what a person may be going through inside themselves? For me, my physical illnesses play a large … Continue reading Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am
There is a lot of stigma towards mental illness but I was involved in a situation where I felt it firsthand.
What do you think when you hear the term "mentally ill"? Stigma can make it difficult for people to accept that they need help. I'm here to say, I NEED HELP and that's okay.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "oh I know someone with autism and they don't do that or this, or act this way".
Chances are the majority of knowledge of mental health comes from the media.
“One of the things that baffles me (and there are many) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness..."
Stigma still exists, friends and people often back away which makes the person feel isolated.
People who dissociate to the degrees I described above are those struggling and living with a mental illness of any sort is no easy feat.
Seeking help is important and so is speaking out especially among men as only then can stigma be reduced, and people educated, everybody should be treated as an equal.