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.
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.
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.
So many of the great contributors of society suffered from mental illnesses or depression!
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.
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...
There are no clear answers; you can't just "stop it," and even when things seem to be going well, you feel "meh."
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.