Tag: mental health stigma

What is it Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?

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Many people with mental illness experience stigma and discrimination because they are misunderstood. Improper representations in the media can perpetuate stigmas, and those who don’t know someone personally with a mental illness may have difficulty empathizing with those who work Read More ›

Are People with Schizophrenia Dangerous?

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Common misconceptions surrounding mental illness involve beliefs of violence towards oneself or others, unintelligibility, and criminal behavior. These beliefs perpetuate stigma and further denote the mental illness for what it really is – a mental illness and not the whole Read More ›

How Does Someone Develop a Personality Disorder?

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There are many reasons for why someone may develop a personality disorder, with some of those reasons perpetuating stigma. For example, many people believe personality disorders are a sign of evil or a ploy used to help people manipulate others. Read More ›

How You Can Help Fight Mental Health Stigma

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Mental health stigma is the number one inhibitor to seeking help or treatment for mental health disorders. Are you part of the mental health stigma or advocating against it? Ask yourself These Questions About Mental Health Are you comfortable talking Read More ›

Should I Be Fighting Mental Health Stigma

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Should I Be Fighting Mental Health Stigma? NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness created a list of nine suggestions for fighting mental health stigma. Here we will discuss 7 of the ways you can fight mental health stigma every Read More ›

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