It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination

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

Personal Story: Don’t Call Me Crazy

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

Mental Health Stigma: The Week Washington Erupted

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

Join the “Stigma Free” Movement

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

Personal Story: The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder

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