Posts Tagged ‘Stigma’

9 Inspiring People Tackling Depression, Anxiety And Mental Health Stigma On Instagram

We can make connections online with people like us that we might never encounter IRL. Healthy Living Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life

Editor’s note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by […]

THE FIGHT: Stigma vs. Shame

WELCOME TO THE BOXING MATCH OF Behavioral Health Disorders Introduction of Opponents: In the right corner we have the opponent Stigma weighing a little over disgrace. In the left corner we have the opponent Shame weighing a little over dishonor. Opponents Fighting BackGround: From Dictionary.com website it states: Stigma means…A mark of disgrace or infamy; […]

This Poignant PSA Is Here To Shatter The Stigma Attached To Mental Health

Imagine a world where having a mental illness is as commonly accepted as having the flu. It’s hard to fathom given the obvious stigma attached to mental health issues. Despite the fact that millions of people suffer from mental health disorders, only 25 percent of those who experience them feel that others are understanding about […]

Abortion Stigma and the Case of Purvi Patel

Indiana, seriously? In a fit of conservative policy and legal bravado, the state seems to be declaring to the world, “We reserve the right to discriminate freely.” If you’re not the “right” religion, the “right” color, the “right” gender, the “right” sexual identity or you don’t make the “right” choices, the laws are against you. […]

The Germanwings Tragedy, Depression and Stigma

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has shared the grief of the rest of the world over the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy. As often happens in tragedies, information emerges first through an immediate frenzy of reporting in […]

Breaking the Stigma: Honor Roll Heroin Addict

I didn’t try drugs until I was 18 years old. Prior to that time, I was an honor roll student and active in high school activities and sports. Ironically, I was vehemently against drugs of any kind and almost broke up with my boyfriend when I found out he was smoking pot. There was a […]

In Poorest States, Political Stigma Is Depressing Participation In Health Law

Inside the sleek hillside headquarters of Valley Health Systems, built with a grant from the health care law, two employees played an advertisement they had helped produce to promote the law’s insurance coverage for young, working-class West Virginians. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]