Recognizing you need help is a sign of strength and not a sign of weakness. No matter what gender you are.
1) Don’t label people who have a mental illness. Don’t say, “He’s bipolar” or “she’s schizophrenic.” People are people, not diagnoses. Instead, say “He has a bipolar disorder” or “She has schizophrenia.” And say “has a mental illness” instead of “is mentally ill.” All of this is known as “person-first” language, and it’s far more … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness
WELCOME TO THE BOXING MATCH OF Behavioral Health Disorders Introduction of Opponents: In the right corner we have the opponent Stigma weighing a little over disgrace. In the left corner we have the opponent Shame weighing a little over dishonor. Opponents Fighting BackGround: From Dictionary.com website it states: Stigma means...A mark of disgrace or infamy; … Continue reading THE FIGHT: STIGMA verses SHAME
Recently I saw a post on Facebook that said “When cancer takes a life we blame cancer. Depression is a disease. Don’t blame the victim for losing the fight.” I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit. Partly because mental illness has touched our family, and partly because I’ve just submitted a story to the … Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Health Issues
Have you ever noticed how people who have Mental Health issues tend to keep it on the down-low? How it's a hush hush kind of thing? Ever notice how people squirm or use a ton of clichés when addressing these topics? I would like to challenge the this phenomenon. I'd like to call it Silent … Continue reading Silent Suffering