Get mental health resources you and your loved ones deserve www.sacpros.org

Get mental health resources you and your loved ones deserve www.sacpros.org 

Are mental health professionals unintentionally contributing to the problem of stigma?

Are mental health professionals unintentionally contributing to the problem of stigma?

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

Mental illness is not the only reason why individuals end up on the streets, but it is s one of the lead contributing factors to homelessness

Mental illness is not the only reason why individuals end up on the streets, but it is s one of the lead contributing factors to homelessness

Stigma consists of not only derogatory words or the use of negative labels; it is disrespectful to the individual who is diagnosed with a mental illness.

Stigma consists of not only derogatory words or the use of negative labels; it is disrespectful to the individual who is diagnosed with a mental illness. Stigma leads some individuals to avoid employing or living, working, or socializing with people who are known to have a mental disorder. It reduces an individual’s opportunities and access to resources such as housing and employment. Also, it leads to low self-esteem, hopelessness and isolation. Moreover, stigma deters society from participating in taking an active role in the care and cost of treatment for those with mental illnesses.