Individuals affected by the diseases that attack the body’s most important organ (brain) must not be stigmatized.
Are mental health professionals unintentionally contributing to the problem of stigma?
Mental health professionals conceal mental illness in themselves and in their families because of stigma.
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS
Mental illness is not the only reason why individuals end up on the streets, but it is s one of the lead contributing factors to homelessness
The trouble in allowing a split between two theories on the causes of homelessness. One theory is that individual’s personal problems cause them to be unable to keep housing, leading them to lives on the streets. The other theory is that societal, structural causes are at work. Homelessness appears to be caused mostly by structural forces, but is also influenced by individuals’ personal problems.
There are many barriers that need to be overcome when an individual or family with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems is rendered homeless.
The Empowerment Magazine Team is inviting you or your agency to become a sponsor for the summer 2012 Issue. Being the only professionally produced mental health magazine in the Greater Sacramento Region, the amazing inspirational stories in Empowerment Magazine are not only giving hope to so many in our communities, but also help reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. The magazine is committed to achieving the goals and objectives of:
• Inspiring individuals with direct or indirect experience of mental health issues to get the best out of life.
• Challenging the prevailing stereotypes about mental illness and spreading information to help everyone understand that mental illness is just like any other illness.
• Providing a safe forum for people with mental illnesses to express their opinions on all areas of their wellness and recovery, something they normally do not get to do in a public way
• Being a positive and uplifting voice in mental community