The stigma suffered by users of psychiatric services can be more disabling than the actual mental health problems. This hub discusses how professional staff unintentionally stigmatise their patients.
This is a literary analysis of feminist, sociologist, and novelist, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" discussing the use of mental illness in literature.
Many Americans think mental illness is caused by emotional weakness or is all in the sufferer's head. Physical illness is taken seriously, so why don't we take mental illness seriously as well
Because he was never taken from the crib, never taught how to walk or make his body function, he could do nothing but lay there. The muscles of his legs never developed and he still kept them pulled up to his body as a...
An article about society's reaction to those of us with mental illness, and what makes suicide more likely.
So many of the great contributors of society suffered from mental illnesses or depression!
Children who were not perfect and considered "feeble-minded" were shut away from society, their families, and everything they knew.
A personal account of what it like to live with Bipolar, the good and the bad, the stigma attached to such a diganosis and the journey through to recovery
Indigo Child Definition (courtesy of Wikipedia and Nancy Ann Tappe): A group of children supposedly possessing special traits; beliefs about the traits vary from paranormal abilities (e.g., ESP) to simply being more...
Stigma is when someone judges you based on a personal trait. Unfortunately, this is a common experience for people who have a mental health condition.