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.

Max's Scout Services & Communications of the Americas WebBlog

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:

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

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

dorothy and alice
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.

= = = = =

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”]

Recognition of some “warning signs” or the…

View original post 852 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s