Coping with the stigma of mental illness

Despite everything we have learned about mental illness, misconceptions are still common, and those dealing with mental illness feel the stigma. Connect with others who know what it's like here. Share tips for coping, and increasing awareness and understanding of mental illness.

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Spousal Caregiver

trantrag
  • By trantrag · New reply January 30, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • As the spouse of someone struggling with mental illness, do you feel alienated from therapy / treatment? Or are you included in the mental health wellness process ...

GLOBAL ATTITUDE REGARDING MENTAL ILLNESS

sharar
  • By sharar · New reply October 1, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • i AM VERY INTERESTED IN THE GLOBAL , (INTERNATIONAL), CULTURAL ATTITUDES REGARDING MENTAL ILLNESS ...

Need some positivity..order your FREE positivity journal

almegash
  • By almegash · Posted September 8, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Check out www.pagesofpositivity.com or type pages of positivity into the facebook search and order your free journal. Pages of Positivity is a non-profit started by my daughter, who suffers from motility ...

Pseudoseizures+conversion movement disorder

JennayB
  • By JennayB · New reply August 13, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I am confused. My quality of life is much improved yet these pseudoseizures are becoming more frequent and longer lasting. I AM SO EXHAUSTED by people saying I need psychotherapy and "don't be so stressed ...

Complete incompetent

Bebejo85
  • By Bebejo85 · New reply August 2, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I have diagnosed with mental illness since i was in the army and have been completely incompetent of doing anything for my self. I can't work, I have severe anxiety,ocd, and many other mental illnesses ...

I just want someone who understands me

Zach055
  • By Zach055 · New reply June 1, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • The title says it all ...

Socially isolated

PegEudaimoniaStudio
  • By PegEudaimoniaStudio · New reply February 15, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I can't even take a class on depression offered by a local church without feeling uncomfortable in the group. Any suggestions? I am scheduled to begin attending group therapy at my local CMH soon. However ...

The road to recovery

gerry04363
  • By gerry04363 · Posted January 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • The road to recovery can be a smooth ride or as we know it can be extremely bumpy full of uncertainty, but most importantly it is a road where you are willing to have someone else drive for awhile, at ...

Fighting the Good fight

Michael49
  • By Michael49 · New reply December 17, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • This morning I woke up with same feeling of sadness and hopelessness that I have for the past 3 months, I've been depressed before, but have always been healed in 10 day or more. I suffered the lose of ...

Family not around

trina2929
  • By trina2929 · New reply December 1, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • Iam just tired of family I have 5 brother and 4 sisters and I dont get alone with some of my brothers because they dont want to take care of there kids its just a shame.I had my brother kids for a year ...

need help badly

heppy
  • By heppy · New reply November 24, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • please anyone out there...i live in staten island new york, and my husb for the last 11 years is with another woman, I am ready to jump out the window, he just showed me another watch she bought him ...

My ex-boyfriend refuses to seek help

tud51421
  • By tud51421 · New reply August 7, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • My (now ex) boyfriend broke up with me 3 weeks ago because he fears that he is becoming a paranoid schizophrenic and doesn't want to "drag me down" with him as he descends further into illness. Yet he ...

my mother won't seek treatment for psychosis

inthemiddle
  • By inthemiddle · Posted July 22, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • anyone that knows me knows that i have major depression with psychotic features. some people have me labeled, which i've come to accept, for the most part. however, i've seeked treatment, and still do ...

Erasing stigma through music (an orchestra, specifically!)

vtcarrie
  • By vtcarrie · New reply April 12, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • I'm new to this forum and wanted to share with everyone a new nonprofit organization I've co-founded: ME2/orchestra serves individuals with mental health issues and the people who support them. We began ...

iPsycho not so funny

squidged
  • By squidged · New reply December 29, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Saw an ad today for iCarly episode about a crazy person. After my own trials with mental illness I just didn't think it was funny. How are people supposed to feel any better about their situation when ...

New

angelajhn
  • By angelajhn · Posted November 13, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • hi, I am new, I am not sure what I am suppose to do. you can read my profile and see my life. I am looking to find ways to make life more bearable. I want to stop just taking up space and start living ...

LynneLynne

Lynnelynne
  • By Lynnelynne · New reply October 19, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • What I have been thinking, and thinking about for the last couple of days, why is it when you tell the truth today, no one will believe you? Is it just plain discrimination toward my person, ignorance ...

Outraged

Billboutin
  • By Billboutin · New reply October 5, 2011
  • 21 replies
  • I found this news article on the internet the other day and I am completely outraged by this. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me- kelly-thomas-20110922,0,6115519.story?pa ge=1&utm_medium=feed&track=rss&utm_campa ...

Schizoaffective disorder

Ireland60
  • By Ireland60 · Posted October 3, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • I am looking to connect with others that share this mental illness. Please message me with your story ...

"People With Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives"

dee-ann (Inactive)
  • By dee-ann (Inactive) · New reply October 1, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Here's 1st installment of our "Mental Health Illness Awareness Week" as personal Bio-Stories: please enjoy & contribute below (or email) your own story/experience. Thanks in advance: HOPE you Enjoy the ...

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