People with mental illness often struggle with their social identity and how they are perceived in society
People with mental illness are faced with many challenges and experience hardship due to the stigma and shame associated with it.
Increasing training for law enforcement officers would give these first responders a better understanding of what it means to have a mental illness and what kind of treatment is necessary
As first responders, police officers play a significant role in the lives of people with mental illnesses. Since communities continue to rely heavily on them to be the gatekeepers, we must reexamine policies and procedures to ensure the encounters they have with vulnerable communities are appropriate, especially among people with mental illnesses.
Stigma experienced by people with mental illness greatly affects all aspects of their lives and oftens hinder them from getting a job, housing, and even treatment. Employers often assume that people with a mental health diagnosis are less dependable, unpredictable, and could be a danger to others.
Due to the stigma associated with mental illness, many people suffering from mental illnesses often avoid seeking services.
Stigma limits people with a mental health illness and affects the assessment regarding whether they are capable or not and creates unequal opportunities that cause many of them to feel less worthy