Stigma about Mental Illness causes People to Put Off Seeking Diagnosis and Treatment


Stop the stigma of mental illness. Please seek help!

GentleKindness

“What is Stigma?
· An attempt to label a particular group of people as less worthy of respect than others
· A mark of shame, disgrace or disapproval that results in discrimination
· Not just a matter of using the wrong word or action – its about disrespect”

                                                                                                      NAMI multicultural action center web site

People with mental health issues sometimes choose to put off seeking much needed treatment, due to stigma in our culture. Once they are diagnosed with a mental illness, people have to live with the problems that go along with being officially diagnosed with a mental illness.

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1 thought on “Stigma about Mental Illness causes People to Put Off Seeking Diagnosis and Treatment

  1. alfgarnet

    People should respect each other, and who they are ,
    Labels are for jars.. Not people ,,,
    If you can’t say nothing nice, keep your mouth shut,
    You get the point of my views,
    Take care , xx

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