mental health stigma

Mental Illness Awareness Week

by Neseret on October 1, 2011

“I’m the girl who is lost in space, the girl who is disappearing always, forever fading away and receding farther and farther into the background. Just like the Cheshire cat, someday I will suddenly leave, but the artificial warmth of my smile, that phony, clownish curve, the kind you see on miserably sad people and […]


Mental Health & Stigma – Know the Facts!

by Neseret on July 6, 2011

Stigma is ignorance. Stigma is fear. Stigma is guilt. Stigma is discrimination. Why is something so obviously wrong still so prevalent? The roots of stigma in our society are stubborn, reaching back to the beginnings of human history. Anyone whose behaviour was different was considered dangerous, and so those with mental diseases often became outcasts. […]