More recently, the author wrote an essay about preventing premature death, particularly with young adults. By removing the negativity and stigma of receiving mental health care, teenage suicides are more likely to be prevented.
What is the problem?
Marginalizing innocent people.
A stigma just makes the problems worse.
Encourage others to take a better view of the mental health issues and consequences:
Embarrassment is only a minor consequence. Don’t be quick to judge what is normal.
(1) a person not getting mental healthcare or
(2) denying a patient’s opportunities, freedom, and rights.
Start looking at mental health this way:
Give those with a mental health diagnosis credit for recognizing their issues and seeking help.
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Things are able to get better if more people dispel the negative stigma toward mental illness, don’t stereotype psychological diagnoses, avoid name-calling, and show respect for those who receive mental health services.
[This is #6 in the Series – “Remove the Stigma from Mental Health”]
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