It’s no secret that there’s a veil of shame surrounding mental illness.
Nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet only 25 percent of people with a psychological condition feel that others are understanding or compassionate about their illness, according to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
Typically, we refer to this dissonance as stigma, but we have been wrong to do so.
1 out of 4 people in our country lives with a diagnosable mental health or substance use disorder. That's 25% of the population in the United States. For something we know is extraordinarily common, we are still far too quiet, far t...
We must not let stereotypes, fear, and personal bias blind us from understanding mental health disorders. The post What It Means to be a Stigma Fighter for Mental Health Awareness appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Let's face it; we all are guilty of using psychological language to label our children's behaviors. It is not meant to be harmful or malicious, however, the sudden increase in mental health diagnosis in children is forcing to take a...
With all of the incredible advances in care for mental illness, there is a huge roadblock between people and the treatment they need: the stigma and shame that pervade our culture regarding mental illness.