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.
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.
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.
Many people know what PTSD is, but few people seem to understand the reality of the illness. Even fewer are truly tolerant of those who suffer from it.
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.
Mental health is one of the areas of medicine that is most misunderstood. People with mental illnesses are often judged- it's as if we chose to be this way. Mental illness isn't a choice, it's a gift.
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.
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.
So many of the great contributors of society suffered from mental illnesses or depression!