Sharing – A Look at Mental Health Treatment Stigma

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As a blogger, and social media user, yes I want to try and be as careful as I can to post supportive messages, and not make anyone feel stigmatized through my words. That’s important, but I also have to remember that everyone is different. When you’re talking with someone through whatever medium, it’s important to not assume ill-intent. If the term “getting help” feels stigmatizing to you, simply ask people not to use it, suggest some other terms, etc. Have a conversation about how you want to talk about your mental health. Keep the lines of communication open, on both sides.

That’s how you end stigma. By communicating, instead of shutting anyone down.

AFSP Mental Health and COVID-19 Digital Toolkit

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has developed, and is continuously updating, a digital toolkit for COVID-19. AFSP encourages everyone to engage in an open, honest dialogue with their friends and loved ones, to demonstrate compassion and kindness, and to … Read More

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