stigma

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

  • Remy Dhami
    Published 23 days ago
    Here’s what I, a sufferer of a mental illness, want to tell you

    Here’s what I, a sufferer of a mental illness, want to tell you

    I’m angry. I feel deserted by society, and I’m angry. People keep claiming they don’t understand mental illness until a designated day of the year, or until some pretty celebrity writes something on Instagram. So here, I plan to make you understand it, once and for all:
  • Tracy Rose
    Published 23 days ago
    To men in suits who mock mentally ill women.

    To men in suits who mock mentally ill women.

    This message is for you Mr. J****
  • sheryl
    Published 24 days ago
    Discussing mental health issues isn't de-stigmatized

    Discussing mental health issues isn't de-stigmatized

    The other day, I found myself discussing with a friend a Bollywood actor's suicide, which was allegedly triggered by his long term depression. She was heartbroken, as was I. Sushant Singh Rajput was a beloved inspiration to the masses and his death caused a huge mental health de-stigmatization movement which had everybody 'pretending' to be comfortable with mental ill-health and conversations revolving around the same.
  • Mohamed Maoui
    Published about a month ago
    4 Reasons Why I Can’t Stop Talking about Mental health

    4 Reasons Why I Can’t Stop Talking about Mental health

    It has been almost a year and a half since I started advocating for mental health and trying my best to fight the stigma surrounding it.
  • Eliza Mae Winfree
    Published 2 months ago
    Waiting

    Waiting

    May is mental health awareness month and I, your obnoxiously woke friend, haven’t said anything about it. I’ve felt very self conscious about it, not because I have an “it” to talk about, but because I suddenly feel very inadequate. Who did I think I was to try to articulate any of the complexities of living with a mental illness? Why did I want to start talking about this in public and set myself any expectation to live up to? All I am now is a diagnosis, and, depending on who you are, that’s maybe not a good thing.
  • Nia on Air
    Published 2 months ago
    Mental Health Check-In 5/14/20

    Mental Health Check-In 5/14/20

    This morning I have been in a weird mood. I am not happy, but I am not sad. I am more in thought. I am, of course, thankful that at least I awakened to see another day, right? My kids are healthy and here, and my life seems to be okay if I was an outsider looking in. Many do not know that is what depression looks like. I go to therapy, take medication to control these vibes, But none of that works for more it seems. I want to be transparent at a point in my life, and I do not want to make the outside look good as much as I want the inside to feel good. That is the most essential part.
  • Diana Osborne
    Published 2 months ago
    Increasing Mental Health Issues - are they real, or are we too sensitive?

    Increasing Mental Health Issues - are they real, or are we too sensitive?

    Are mental health issues really on the rise? Some would argue that, statistically, yes they are, on the basis that Gen-Z Snowflakes are too easily upset and too ready to ‘identify’ with whatever personality or issue they choose. They lack the definitive British resilience, the Stiff Upper Lip, the Keep Calm and Carry On mentality.
  • Rob Leathen
    Published 4 months ago
    My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma
  • Edward Kelly Jr
    Published 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 6 months ago
    Why I'm Vocal

    Why I'm Vocal

    “You look sick”