"Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you're going."
Together we can break the Stigma of Mental Health
Mental health affects us all in some way, whether it’s our own struggles or those of people we know and care about. All of us have a reason to take action to help create safe and supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health without fear and can access support when it is needed.
What is STIGMA?
Stigma refers to judgments or inaccurate beliefs people may hold about a group of people.
Discrimination refers to the unfair actions people may take based on those stigmatizing beliefs.
Why do we need to stop it?
Unfortunately, people with mental health challenges often experience judgment or unfair treatment because of the stigma associated with mental illness in our culture.
In fact, 90% of Californians living with psychological distress reported some measure of discrimination in a recent study.
Prejudice and discrimination often become internalized by people with mental health and substance use problems, meaning they begin to believe the negative things that other people or the media say about them.
As a result, many people delay seeking help.
Stigma and discrimination can also lead to children dropping out of school, difficulty finding housing or jobs, or it may prevent people from forming close relationships.
Watch this video to learn more about stigma and the impact it has on individuals and our society.
“Stand Up Against Stigma.” It's Up to Us Riverside, up2riverside.org/help-others/stand-up-against-stigma/.
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Together we can make a difference and break the stigma of mental health.
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