Tag Archives: mental health stigma

Mental Health Month Post #2

Finding My Purpose By Rebecca Ann Lombardo I’ve always been extremely hard on myself. I think those of us who struggle with depression frequently are. I know that I have a tendency to compare myself to others who don’t have to … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month Post #1

By Zakeriah Thomas Ever since I was a young child I knew I was different. As if I just saw the world either move too fast or too slow. I had a lot of problems growing up. From my random outbursts, … Continue reading

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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 Kate Topp

Don’t allow the fear and lack of education from others make you feel like a burden. Don’t allow them to tell you that you are ‘faking’ your illness. You know that something is wrong. You know within yourself that you … 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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