This is really interesting…
The struggle of mental health | Playlist | TED.com.
Stigma Fighters is a blog series about real people living with mental illness. The site aims to raise awareness about mental illness. It addresses stigma by creating a platform for people to share their personal stories and experiences battling mental illness. Sharing personal stories from everyday people, doctors, students, teachers, those who haven’t dared share thisContinue reading “The Stigma Fighters | Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness One Story At A Time”
This sassy, to-the-point video exposes the reality of not just stigma surrounding mental health, but blatant neglect and unsympathetic treatment of those suffering from mental illness. It’s almost as though when someone is open enough to share their illness, there is still that lack of certainty about the validity of the claim. Like, does sheContinue reading “Feisty Stigma Fighter Video”
This is a full length video about bipolar disorder called “UP/DOWN”. It is a good tool to help educate about the illness. I believe education is key to ending stigma associated with mental illness. There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery andContinue reading “UP/DOWN: a documentary about bipolar disorder”
Questioning the distinction between physical and mental illness and its effect of stigma surrounding mental health.
Hello, nice to meet you! So, what do you do? Is this innocent small talk or a loaded, anxiety provoking question? Personally I think it can probably be both depending on who you ask. I know I have maybe asked it in passing, not meaning to judge anyone based on the response. I think itContinue reading “So, what is it that you do?”