Stigma about Mental Illness causes People to Refuse to Seek Diagnosis and Treatmentllness ar


There should be no stigma, so that all can seek diagnosis and treatment , to not only enhance their own life but to also enhance the lives of those near to them.

GentleKindness

“What is Stigma?
· An attempt to label a particular group of people as less worthy of respect than others
· A mark of shame, disgrace or disapproval that results in discrimination
· Not just a matter of using the wrong word or action – its about disrespect”

                                                                                                      NAMI multicultural action center web site

People with mental health issues sometimes choose to put off seeking much needed treatment, due to stigma in our culture. Once they are diagnosed with a mental illness, people have to live with the problems that go along with being officially diagnosed with a mental illness.

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One thought on “Stigma about Mental Illness causes People to Refuse to Seek Diagnosis and Treatmentllness ar

  1. Great article. Everyone should read this in order to be able to empathise with others. There still needs to be more open discussions regarding mental illness so people do feel ok in seeking diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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