reducing mental health stigma and self-stigma

Stigma Stomping Requires Contact

“Stigma lives silently, but actively in the fears of others“(BPhope.com, 2012) Stigma is defined as “endorsing prejudicial attitudes about mental illness leading to discriminatory behavior” (Fokuo et al., 2017). Stigma affects the lives of individuals on a variety of levels. Individuals with mental illness also face additional challenges; finding jobs, housing, and medical treatment. Interactions…