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…

long term mental health care

The Benefits of Long Term Mental Health Care

Battling a mental health disorder such as bipolar disorder or depression can be exhausting. Some people surrender to the outward manifestations of their inner turmoil. Others may look for relief from an acute psychiatric hospital or short-term residential facility. Without long term mental care, however, individuals may have a hard time achieving sustainable stability. The…