Stop judging and start healing! Let's end the Mental Stigma.
These days there is a lot of emphasis on the importance of mental well-being. However, people with mental health problems feel that the social stigma attached to mental health disorders and the discrimination attached to it worsens their situations and makes it harder for them to recover.
The stigma attached to mental health affects us two ways. There is public stigma and then there is self-stigma. Public stigma is the reaction that the overall population has to mental illness. Self-stigma is the prejudice most people with mental illness subject themselves with. There are three components that affect both public stigma and self-stigma: stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. It is time we break free from the damaging impacts of these baseless pre-conceived notions and attitudes for the sake of the collective mental well-being of our societies.