stigma

  1. burt tomato

    Coming Out

    Why are celebrities now choosing to talk openly about their mental health? Is it because social media gives us more access to all aspects of their day-to-day lives? Or is stigma decreasing? (a transcript will appear on this page soon) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04c13bz
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    Televison Series Edition Discussing, Mental health - a Key Problem and how to counteract

    Televison Series Edition Discussing, Mental health - a Key Problem and how to counteract HI everyone, In the background in at home this evening, I had been fascinated, via a programme, on either one of the two similar channel stations, mental health was being discussed, now for years, I...
  3. Kerome

    Too Crazy?! Festival and Social Run in September 2016

    In an attempt to combat stigma the foundation Samen Sterk Zonder Stigma ("Together Strong without Stigma") is organising the second Te Gek?! Festival this year. Here you will find ambassadors of various mental health conditions talking about their illnesses, there are workshops, music and many...
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    Stigma

    Is there a stigma against people with mental health issues?
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    Stigma & (fake) Friends. Does it own me or do I own it?

    Hi all, In the past months I have been diagnosed with a mild case of BPD As I was told this, the following weeks, I felt the need to talk about it with my friends... including one I had just made at the time. I feel as though she heard it and had ignorant prejudices about the disorder but had...
  6. Gajolene

    24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma

    24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma
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    Stigma: My 70 Years of Bipolar Disorder

    Part 1: Social stigma, and the personal trauma that is often involved, can result from some perception, rightly or wrongly, of mental illness, of physical disabilities, of diseases such as leprosy, of illegitimacy, of sexual orientation, of gender-identity, of skin tone, of education, of...
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    Dealing with and tolerating bpd stigma: how?

    BPD and stigma, how do you deal with it? When it is from family, or healthcare profs.? For example, being entirely belittled and not listened to and silenced or muted entirely when talking about experiences or feelings because, 'you have BPD, so you have no idea how i feel now that i have...
  9. threebinds

    Derogatory and loud and stigma.

    Are they real or not and the stigma with them? I hear them so they must be. Probably not everyone believes that I hear them, that's what I feel. The doctors tell me it's a part of my brain that's misfiring. the voices are not in my brain, they are around me, specifically my head.
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    Stigma of mental illness is (still) a barrier to care and help-seeking

    Imagine the following scenario: you have been feeling really down for quite a while and think the time has come to get some help. You book an appointment with your doctor and tell her how you’re feeling. She doesn’t make eye contact, she thrusts a leaflet and a prescription at you and tells you...
  11. zoomz

    Stigma.

    Do people look upon voice hearers with stigma attached? I hear voices and feel that I belong to the psychiatric system, they own me. they have rammed down my throat what they think voice hearing is all about, they love talking about the mind to me. in my own experience voices are not triggered...
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    You Can Change Schizophrenia's Name, But the Stigma Will Be the Same

    You Can Change Schizophrenia's Name, But the Stigma Will Be the Same | Marvin Ross
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    Public Lecture – Eating Disorders and Stigma: exploring the experience of families

    Public Lecture – Eating Disorders and Stigma: exploring the experience of families It is Beat's 25th Anniversary and the first of many special events to mark this occasion is an annual public lecture to be held at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The speaker is Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh who is...
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    Time to change for Time to change?

    The Time to Change campaign is the biggest mental health stigma busting campaign in the UK, receiving an estimated £21 million between 2007 and 2011. Given this level of investment I would hope it made significant differences to stigma surrounding mental health problems. The truth is that it...
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    How much of it is self stigma?

    How many of bi-polar people have good jobs/careers? Interested as its a well known documented fact that MH diagnoses and careers often don't seem to go hand in hand, and yet on the other side of the debate that rages, it's that bi-polars often have good careers and jobs? Times have been in...
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    Stigma Is Public Prejudice Based On Ignorance

    Guest Blog: Stigma Is Public Prejudice Based On Ignorance | Pete Earley
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    Stigma..

    I started seeing a private therapist for schema therapy recently. We have had a couple of individual sessions so far chatting about the basics and getting to know my issues, towards a case conceptualisation as he calls it. Really the only point he made that I didn't like so far is that he...
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    Mental Health Stigma – Time to Change….Approach?

    Mental Health Stigma – Time to Change….Approach? | Clinical Psychology and People In partial agreement(continuum idea) but still see it as an illness.
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    Can stigma be challenged by evoking stigmatising stereotypes? Bedlam

    Can stigma be challenged by evoking stigmatising stereotypes? Bedlam | Sectioned
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    Everyone wants me to get "better"

    For a while I was dead set on getting rid of my voices 100%, mainly due to the fact that the therapist I was seeing (she's a doctoral student) had to refer me elsewhere, temporarily, because I was "actively psychotic" and I can't return to that clinic until I'm "stable". I invested a lot in...