There is no doubt that there are stigmas related to mental illness. Not only are these stigmas effecting people who suffer from mental illnesses, they are effecting the way others view mental illness.
Often, people joke about being “crazy”, but when 1 in 5 people are suffering from a mental illness, this is no joking matter.
Until everyone decides to stop the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses, there will always being certain stigmas related to the topic.
Though you may not know it, there are multiple ways you can help end stigmas related to mental illness. If you are suffering, seek help. You never know who is watching, be a positive influence on whomever is watching you. Show them that it is okay to seek help.
Simple things like speaking out against stigmas can also help end these stigmas. By bringing knowledge to the topic, people will be less likely to speak negatively on it.
Lastly, join a support group if you are trying to find ways to beat the stigmas related to mental illnesses. Joining a group, can introduce you to others, who too are suffering. By connecting with others who are suffering, you will not only have someone who can relate to your issues, but you will have someone who can give you ideas on how to cope.
Keep on, keeping on.
Clemson University, BS Psychology ’18
Case Management Intern
Destination Greatness, PLLC
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