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Living in Stigma
Many forms of mental illness take their shape in depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, just to name a few. A major note that this blog strikes is that mental illness is neither one's fault nor a character flaw, despite this, many still live in a society laced with mental illness stigma.
Living in Stigma was created in the hopes that through better education that we might be able to one day remove the negative lens through which the mentally ill are so commonly perceived.
http://cherished79.com - 27-Aug-2017 - Hits: 1412 - Rate This | Details
A Guide to Self-Injury
In spite of the title, there is no shame here. If you cause physical harm to your body in order to deal with overwhelming feelings, know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. It's likely that you're keeping yourself alive and maintaining psychological integrity with the only tool you have right now. This site exists to help you come closer to that moment where you can stop self-harm.
http://www.gomentor.com/articles/self-harming - 12-Oct-2013 - Hits: 3109 - Rate This | Details
BPD World is a site that is committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health, but focusing on borderline personality disorder (BPD). They provide information, advice and support on borderline personality disorder.
https://www.bpdworld.org/ - 7-Sep-2004 - Hits: 5346 - Rate This | Details
Breaking the Silence: Lesson Plans
Lesson plans, games, and posters created to break the silence and fight stigma of mental illness in our schools.
http://www.btslessonplans.org/ - 29-Oct-2005 - Hits: 2878 - Rate This | Details
Dangers of Diagnosis
It's a dangerous thing to throw around labels and diagnoses as though they have little meaning. This article examines those dangers and describes better ways to talk about these labels to maintain their informative value while losing their stigma.
http://psychcentral.com/archives/diagnosis.htm - 11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1482 - Rate This | Details
Families for Depression Awareness
This organization helps people in caregiver roles and people with depressive disorders understand the conditions, reduce stigma, and share issues. The site allows folks order free brochures, read family profiles, access resources, and sign up for free email alerts.
http://www.familyaware.org/ - 18-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1244 - Rate This | Details
Stigmatization of Borderline Personality Disorder
Medicalization of mental disorders online (22 Jul 96)
http://psychcentral.com/lib/stigmatization-of-borderline-p-d-medicalization-of-mental-disorders-online/ - 5-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1532 - Rate This | Details
Medium.com - Research on Negative Stereotypes
This article from Medium.com explores the results of different surveys that highlight the presence of common stereotypes about mentally ill people in Poland; with many of these stereotypes being negative ones that touch on topics such as how the mentally ill are portrayed in the media and assumptions about their competency at work.
https://medium.com/@aleksandraszutko/research-on-negative-stereotypes-about-people-with-mental-illnesses-in-poland-d9a518808b79 - 26-Aug-2017 - Hits: 3 - Rate This | Details
Carter Center's Mental Health Program
The document focuses on mental health policy issues with four strategic goals: (1) reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses; (2) achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care; (3) advance promotion, prevention, and early intervention services for children and their families; (4) increase public awareness worldwide about mental health and mental illness and to stimulate local actions to address those issues.
https://www.cartercenter.org/news/documents/doc2389.html - 28-Oct-2005 - Hits: 486 - Rate This | Details
Don't Stigmatize Me
Don't Stigmatize Me is a blog that explores the science and news of mental health/substance abuse. It features self-help topics, such as how to find a good therapist, as well as personal experiences from the blog author, such as what it is like to stay in a behavioral health hospital. There is also an occasional just for fun post, such as a list of famous people with addiction or mental illness.
https://dontstigmame.com/ - 19-Mar-2017 - Hits: 48 - Rate This | Details
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
Fresh Hope for Mental Health is a weekly podcast by Pastor Brad Hoefs. Brad has a mental health diagnosis, and his podcast seeks to encourage others to live well in spite of a diagnosed mental illness. The podcast is faith-based, but offers practical insight to believers and non-believers alike.
http://freshhopeformentalhealth.com/ - 29-Sep-2014 - Hits: 282 - Rate This | Details
SANE Australia - the mental health charity
SANE Australia's award-winning website on mental illness and related topics -- with downloadable factsheets, details of publications, writings and artworks by people with a mental illness, and much more.
https://www.sane.org/ - 7-May-2000 - Hits: 485 - Rate This | Details
Stand Up For Mental Health
Founded by award-winning counselor, stand-up comic, and author of the The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead To Happiness and Success David Granirer, Stand Up For Mental Health teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness.
http://standupformentalhealth.com/ - 10-Feb-2012 - Hits: 420 - Rate This | Details
Stigmabusters: Fight Stigma
NAMI StigmaBusters is a group of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight at times inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness found in TV, film, print or other media.
https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/stigmaFree-Pledge - 28-Oct-2005 - Hits: 746 - Rate This | Details
Thero.org is an outreach project aimed at reducing mental health stigma. The first project on the website is called "Be Heard." It features videos of people sharing their experience of Social Anxiety, OCD, Schizophrenia, & PTSD.
https://www.thero.org/ - 11-May-2014 - Hits: 202 - Rate This | Details
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
A very large resource page with a wealth of mental health information translated into many different languages. Includes the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Croatian, English, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Maltese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. This resource covers topics such as what is mental health, stigma and anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. It also offers a parent's guide to healthy kids as well as a family help kit. A rich, beneficial resource.
http://www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/tmhc/default.aspx - 30-Nov-2004 - Hits: 360 - Rate This | Details
William Jiang, MLS
This blog features stories and insight from the former Patient Librarian of NYSPI/Columbia University's Psychiatric Hospital. "Fighting stigma with stories of hope and healing."
http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net/ - 22-May-2014 - Hits: 133 - Rate This | Details