Despite how often people are diagnosed with mental health conditions, unfortunately, there is still a horrible amount of stigma around the subject.
In today’s post, I will be sharing examples of how you can challenge the stigma around the subject.
Share Your Story!
Mental illnesses can feel like an isolating experience. By opening up about your own plight, you can help others realise that they are not alone.
Just remember to only share what you feel comfortable with!
Share Resources On Social Media
I don’t even want to hazard a guess at how many posts are published to any given social media platform a day.
A lot of misinformation, on various subjects, circulates on the numerous social media platforms. To combat this, you could share resources from a mental health charity; for example, here is a tweet from Samaritans Wales:
Watch Your Language!
At some point, we’ve all used “crazy”, or “insane” in regular speech to describe how someone has been acting.
Words like those can be detrimental. Mental health issues are difficult to manage, in some cases, and behaviour can be impacted by these struggles.
Labelling someone can make them feel worse off, and it can cause them to isolate themselves.