Refuse to be silent - it's time to talk. Stigma is defined as "a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person." The stigma associated with mental illness is that it is difficult to know what to say. Practice. Yes, practice saying the truth to yourself & then it will come easier when the opportunity arises to share a bit of information about your mental illness
Over the past couple of years, I've had to come to terms with not only several mental illness diagnoses but also their associated stigma. Say what you will -- that there is no such thing as stigma ass.
This is a quick video of how stigma can be attached to many mental disorders. Stigma plays a role in your life without you to even realize. In this video, it will help you understand what stigma is, how it may affect you and ways you can decrease it.
Sometimes there will be a negative association attached to a mental health challenge and that is called a stigma. These associations tend to just see the person as their disorder and not as an individual. This pin supports the end of using stigma to characterize individuals who are so much more than their disorder.