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.
In ages past till the mid part of the 20th century, treatment for mental illness robbed those suffering of human dignity. Meet early champions who were catalysts for change in mental health treatment.
Throughout time, stigmas have abounded. The stigma of mental illness continues with power, and people are suffering. Here is some valuable information to dispel the myths and learn the facts.
Mental Illness does not hold the stigma of days gone by. More and more people are being hit with depression and more serious mental illnesses. Find encouragement and resources here.
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.
The misunderstanding of individuals with severe mental disorders has increased. In addition, some use the excuse of "mental disorder" to gain access to food, lodging, and medical care. Emergency room personnel, untrained in mental health crisis issues, are drained with the demands and special needs...
So many of the great contributors of society suffered from mental illnesses or depression!
Often I saw a few of them walking slowly around the grounds. Like everything else, the clothing they wore was a dingy gray and their faces were blurred. I did not mention it to anyone when I saw them. The first time I saw them I pointed them out and no one else in the car saw them.
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 baby does. His arms were weak, his hands in a permanent fist.
Depression is heavily confined into many common stereotypes, and unfortunately there's some justification as to why people view it the way they do. With personal experience at hand, these extremely degrading popular beliefs can be defunct, and viewed in a different light.