Don’t Believe the Rumors and Spread the Stigma [This is #6 in the Series – “Remove the Stigma from Mental Health”]

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.

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What is a problem?

Marginalizing innocent people.

 

A stigma (about people receiving mental health care) just makes the problems worse.

This approach applies to USA terrorism and potential gun controls, too.

Encourage others to take a better view of the mental health issues and consequences:

Bias/bigotry,
fear,
disrespect,
ignorance, and
serious illness.

     As demonstrated during the aftermath of mass shootings over the weekend of August 2, 2019, violence is a learned behavior, not a direct result of mental illness.

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Embarrassment is only a minor consequence. Don’t be quick to judge what is normal.

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A poor perspective could lead to:

(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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Buy Books This Cyber-Christmastime

These are the first two books I published… and they are still available from the publisher, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other cyber-booksellers.

Merry Christmastime!

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Two ideas for humorous titles this gift-giving season:

Lessons Learned From Dogs
http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Learned-Dogs-David-Dailey/dp/1432766724

lessons learned from dogs

Confessions of An Oenophile – An American Family Cookbook

http://www.outskirtspress.com/ConfessionsofAnOenophile/

Dining should be a delicious adventure and cooking ought to be enjoyable. Sonoma Wine Country, California, humorous author David A. Dailey has been enjoying preparing and eating family recipes for over a half century.

With about 40 years wine drinking experience, he has embellished his mother, grandmother, and family friends’ main course recipes with wine – and good varieties of California grown wine.

One of the more important ingredients needed for cooking successes is humor. A sense of delightful comedy can not only make preparing meals enjoyable but most of the time, results in a delicious meal.

The recipes are family-tested within the Dailey extended family. Ingredients are easy to find throughout the United States. Each menu item will make almost any cook popular with the adult…

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