stigma

People with mental illness represent one of the most deeply stigmatized groups in our culture. Learn more about it here.

  • Rob Leathen
    Published 21 days ago
    My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma

    My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma

  • Edward Kelly Jr
    Published 26 days ago
    Moving Beyond the Stigma of Hopelessness:

    Moving Beyond the Stigma of Hopelessness:

    As a Licensed Practical Nurse who has worked for over twenty years in psychiatric hospitals, there is one part of my life I have hid from my past employers and my patients: that I also struggle with mental illness and have been hospitalized. There is a word that explains why I haven’t shared what I call my “dark night of soul.” The word is stigma and it means a mark or label imposed by others that leads to devaluation and discrimination. Sociologist Erving Goffman in his ground breaking study in 1963 explained the origin of the word.
  • Yasmeen Dahdah
    Published 27 days ago
    THE SECRET LIFE OF THE MANIC DEPRESSIVE

    THE SECRET LIFE OF THE MANIC DEPRESSIVE

    The Secret Life of the Manic depressive are Stephen Fry's words, coined in his two part documentary detailing his breakdown, his secret shame, and the stories of countless others that go through the debilitating effects of untreated trauma coping mechanisms.
  • Jessica Hatton
    Published 2 months ago
    Emotional

    Emotional

    Ever since Green Day announced their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Wheezer and the long-awaited return of My Chemical Romance finally came to fruition, I've seen the words Emo Revival be tossed around. Now, I've got tickets to be seeing both of these concerts in June this year in London and my eyeliner has never been darker and my serotonin never higher.
  • Brittany Helms
    Published 3 months ago
    Why I'm Vocal

    Why I'm Vocal

    “You look sick”
  • Carlin Hertz
    Published 3 months ago
    THREE WAYS TO ELIMINATE THE STIMGA REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS

    THREE WAYS TO ELIMINATE THE STIMGA REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS

    Please allow me to be open and honest. I am an African American male in my 40s, and I suffer from a mental health illness. I have depression, anxiety, and at one point in my life, I tried to commit suicide.
  • Diana Murray
    Published 4 months ago
    Mental Health and Labels.

    Mental Health and Labels.

    Have you ever wondered if you had a Mental Health Disorder?
  • Delicia Divinity ✨
    Published 5 months ago
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
  • Catherine Agati
    Published 6 months ago
    The Favored Scapegoat

    The Favored Scapegoat

    "The media (and politicians) is/are so quick to pick up the mental illness scapegoat because it/they know(s) that people need to blame the tragedy on something" - Mike Hedrick
  • The One True Geekology
    Published 6 months ago
    World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day

    Note: Anything stated below is purely from my own opinions and experience, and is not the voice of the Collective, although this will be checked by other admins before posting! This post is about my experiences with my mental health, so if this is a trigger for you, please stop reading.
  • Nic Castle
    Published 7 months ago
    Disability, Learning the Truth

    Disability, Learning the Truth

    It was around 1987, and I was working in my first job since leaving school. I was a trainee Pharmacy Technician in a small town called Padiham. A change in health policy meant that many people who had been in-patients were discharged from a hospital called Calderstones and placed into something being called care in the community. Calderstones was one of several hospitals classed at the time as being for the mentally ill. It was home to people who society over the years classed as outcasts. Some of the patients, a term I use loosely, were deaf people who struggled to speak; placing young women in an institution after giving birth and some people who had a variety of mental illnesses. I remember the re-homing of a couple of people in communal accommodation not far from the chemist where I worked.
  • Lewis Jefferies
    Published 7 months ago
    Airports, Rail Companies, and Supermarkets Are Supporting People with Hidden Disabilities in a Lovely Way

    Airports, Rail Companies, and Supermarkets Are Supporting People with Hidden Disabilities in a Lovely Way

    So, I recently discovered something that could potentially work incredibly well, providing it gets the attention it deserves. I saw an article online, which went into detail about the new Hidden Disability Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.