How to cope with stigma

How to cope with stigma

In final week’s publication, I requested everybody to ship of their response to this query:

We acquired over 100 emails. This is what a few of you needed to say:

Nicole, Neighborhood Connections Specialist

How to cope with stigma“One of many biggest causes for the stigma of psychological sickness is the phrase itself. This phrase is perpetuated by the psychiatric occupation, the DSM and the drug corporations to justify the definition of the issue as biologically based mostly and the first focus of the therapy by medicine alone. After all, nobody needs to think about themselves as having a “psychological sickness”; however having issues in residing or having issues with coping with one’s personal inside expertise, together with ideas and feelings, that’s one thing that we will all determine with. Discovering a greater time period, I consider, would go far in eradicating the stigma.

Cort Curtis, PhD

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