Category Archives: stigma

Why do you share your story?

There are so many mental health advocates out there who share their stories about their mental health experiences in an effort to help end the stigma that is still so often attached to mental health issues. I would like to … Continue reading

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My Culture & Stigma

The following is an excerpt from a paper that I wrote for graduate school titled “My Cultural Background.” One aspect of our culture that sadly still exists is the stigma of mental illness. I suffered from depression and anxiety my … Continue reading

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“Unique’s Story…” By Stacey Lehrer

Unique always used to talk about writing a book about her life. She worked on it off and on for years, often telling me about a chapter she was working on or what part she planned to write about next. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Tiffany Werhner, LMHC

My name is Tiffany Werhner, LMHC.  I am the President/CEO of Safety Harbor Behavioral Health and Counseling Center, Host of Moments of Clarity on http://www.tantalk1340.com (airs LIVE Wednesdays at 8pm EST) and I am publishing a book. It has taken … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stigma in Relationships

Intimacy is the single most important and most terrifying part of a romantic relationship. A relationship can make the stigma of mental illness especially painful. In a relationship, it can make anyone feel like a moving target. So, how does … Continue reading

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Blogging for Mental Health 2015

“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2015 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. … Continue reading

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The Stigma of Postpartum Depression: Guest post by Dr. Elizabeth Hatchuel

Postpartum Depression. We’ve all heard about it. Most pregnant women have read about it. Many of us know people personally who have experienced it. As one of the most common complications of childbirth, nearly 1 in 7 women (about 500,000 … Continue reading

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My Battle with Stigma: A Psychologist’s Story

I am a strong woman, a self-proclaimed wise old woman of 59 years, a helping professional with my own history of mental illness, and hailing from a family where untreated mental illness was devastating. I dance under the stars on … Continue reading

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Stigma and Eating Disorders by @Katiecatharsis

Eating disorders tend to be very stigmatized by the media and are usually mentioned in conjunction with celebrities who have lost a tiny bit of weight and are suddenly classed as ‘anorexic’. There are many stigmas about eating disorders and … Continue reading

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Frozen and Mental Illness

Even though the movie Frozen has been out for months, I just saw it for the first time the other day. Right away, I related to Elsa and the whole “conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know” mentality surrounding her … Continue reading

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