Individuals affected by the diseases that attack the body’s most important organ (brain) must not be stigmatized.
Are mental health professionals unintentionally contributing to the problem of stigma?
Stigma remains a heavyweight that those with with mental illness are forced to carry daily
Mental health professionals conceal mental illness in themselves and in their families because of stigma.
The stigma associated with mental illness often prevents individuals most at risk from seeking out or receiving the services most needed.
There are considerable long-term consequences when people don’t seek needed care for mental illness. If left untreated mental health conditions can get worse over time
Stigma affects not only those with a mental illness, but also their family members and friends