A Thought About Stigma

The issue of stigma involving mental illness is alive and well, but who is responsible to stop it? How can it be stopped? I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I don’t even know if I am truly convinced that I have the right to say that I am sick when I really truly amContinue reading “A Thought About Stigma”

The Stigma Fighters | Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness One Story At A Time

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”

Feisty Stigma Fighter Video

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”

Fox Business Commentator Tells Caller That Her Bipolar Disorder Is Imaginary

This is an example of blatant and condescending stigmatization of mental illness. Fox business commentator tells caller that her bipolar disorder is imaginary. It is the most ignorant, uneducated, condescending I’ve actually heard. This guy’s arguments are so flawed that I can’t even…ahhh! Please, you have to listen to this!

What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

Have a look at this Blog post, it has a great cartoon illustrating how ridiculous it would look if we treated physical illness they way we treat mental illness…oh I can’t wait to show you, the picture is below…. What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness? (The Huffington Post | By Lindsay Holmes)

So, what is it that you do?

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?”

I think he’s like, bipolar or something…

I wanted to write this evening about something that has stuck in my mind for a long time. There were two incidences, several years apart, but they are very similar. They are both examples of stigma and how uninformed many people are about mental illness. Both occurred where I was working at the time, andContinue reading “I think he’s like, bipolar or something…”