Stigma consists of not only derogatory words or the use of negative labels; it is disrespectful to the individual who is diagnosed with a mental illness. Stigma leads some individuals to avoid employing or living, working, or socializing with people who are known to have a mental disorder. It reduces an individual’s opportunities and access to resources such as housing and employment. Also, it leads to low self-esteem, hopelessness and isolation. Moreover, stigma deters society from participating in taking an active role in the care and cost of treatment for those with mental illnesses.
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Excellent post! Thank you!
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Thanks again, and blessings to you!
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Awesome post. Thanks for following my blog, Cancer Hits the Streets. Mental illness is so complicated that the everyday discourse we’re provided just isn’t sufficient to address the realities of knowing someone with mental disorder.
Your concern on mental health is a matter of praise, I wish the readers receive it in the same spirit it is expressed.
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