I developed a delusional belief that I needed to refrain from seeking medical attention to prove I was not violent.
By Sue Abderholden | Oct. 01, 2018 At NAMI, we seek to improve the lives of those with mental illnesses and their families. We do this through education, support and advocacy. Part of advocacy is changing laws, and also public attitudes. Every civil and human rights movement has had to do both to make progress. The mental health … Continue reading It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination
by Robert Spencer In the light of recent events, there has been a lot of focus on mental illness and it hasn’t been positive. Studies have shown that people living with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than the perpetrators, but that doesn’t stop some in society … Continue reading Personal Story: Don’t Call Me Crazy
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StigmaFree Company is NAMI’s partnership initiative to challenge, highlight and cultivate a company culture of caring and enhanced engagement around mental health.
All of us in the mental health community need to raise our voices against stigma. Every day, in every possible way, we need to stand up to stigma. If you’re not sure how, here are nine ways our Facebook community responded to the question: “How do you fight stigma?”
By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Aug. 03, 2017 When former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s remarks called President Trump’s now-departed chief of staff Reince Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic,” prefaced by profanity, he was widely condemned for his malicious vulgarity—and properly so. Much attention focused on the crudeness of his remarks, but less so the implications of … Continue reading Mental Health Stigma: The Week Washington Erupted
What is Stigma? Why is it a Problem? Why does being StigmaFree matter? If you aren’t sure, it’s time to learn more. The perception of mental illness won’t change if we don’t act to change it. Talk about mental health conditions and find out how you can make a difference to support others. Click to … Continue reading Join the “Stigma Free” Movement
S01.17.17 Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. The stigma … Continue reading Personal Story: The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder
Suicide is increasing and is currently one of the leading causes of death overall and within each age group.