This week (October 7-13) we focus on a very important topic. Mental Illnesses incorporates a wide range of diseases and illnesses that many of us live with on a daily basis and see in those we love and interact with. Some of these illnesses are hidden or masked by the barer in shame, guilt or otherwise. It is very important for all of us to raise awareness in support of those who need to seek help, are in care, and support those to stay in care for a healthy, happier life.
A stigma is a socially created misunderstandings of a subject. Disgrace, discrimination, disapproval are some key terms associated with social stigma. These stigmas are false and create a great misunderstanding of the individual and the health matter. The social stigmas surrounding mental illness make people feel ashamed for having their illnesses or even afraid to seek help. This shame can even exacerbate their condition making them feel useless, subpar, socially rejected, and lifeless. We could save lives by ridding these stigmas in our communities. We may not know you personally, but we care! We all have a story to tell; no two people have the same story, circumstances, or life.
ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia. You may not know it, but every single person is affected or knows someone fighting one of these mental illnesses. Comorbidity is the coexisting relation between two illnesses – many suffer both depression and anxiety, ADHD and depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. When we try to relate to those who are fighting the constant daily battles in their heads, we can only relate to a varying degree. Stand together to fight stigmas and bring awareness to these illnesses – show them they matter and that it is okay to seek help. We stand together to save the lives of all who have a battle to fight.
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