Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

by Chris Pace in Stigma on Psyche.Media   Let’s face it, in today’s world, people still have ridiculous and unrealistic beliefs about mental illness. Consider the recent Las Vegas shooting, which in itself was a tragedy. There are more people stating that the fact that he was on antipsychotic medication and had mental health issue was the cause instead … More Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

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What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Kirstin Fawcett, Contributor|U.S. News|May 21, 2015 You should never tell someone with OCD that they “just need to learn to live with it.” (Getty Images)  “Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on – even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated … More What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Stigma of Mental Illness and Ways of Diminishing It

By Peter Byrne, Posted on The Royal College of Psychiatrists Full PDF Stigma is defined as a sign of disgrace or discredit, which sets a person apart from others. The stigma of mental illness, although more often related to context than to a person’s appearance, remains a powerful negative attribute in all social relations. Sociological interest in … More Stigma of Mental Illness and Ways of Diminishing It