Category: Stigma

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Stereotyping in mental health

Stereotyping in mental health Stereotyping in mental health is a large and relevant topic. To stereotype is to prejudge someone as belonging to a certain type. A common and very real fear of many people seeking help is being prejudged or finding themselves stereotyped and having concerns about stigmatization. To be concerned about being put …

Should mental disorders and illnesses actually be named

Should mental disorders and illnesses actually be named ‘Beyond My Label’ is a site with the intention of helping to join the battle against prejudice, discrimination and stigma among mental health. Labels can lead to discrimination, stigmatization and other problems and we need to educate society and speak up against such issues. Labels can be …

Famous people with mental health problems

Famous people with mental health problems This posts lists some famous people with mental health problems. Does society generally look at a person such as Brooke Shields or Harrison Ford as depressive people, or Charles Darwin as ‘the neurotic’? Most people would remember Princess Dianna as the person she was, not as the person with …