7 Ways You Can Help Bust the Stigma Surrounding Mental Disorders ...


In our modern society, you think we would be beyond having stigma surrounding mental disorders. Yet there are so many people who don’t understand what mental illnesses are and how they affect people. Because of the media, personal experiences, and lack of education about it, people have a skewed perception of mental illnesses. If you want to be able to bust the stigma surrounding mental disorders, here are a few steps you can take to try to understand it better.

1. Take a Walk in Their Shoes

The easiest way to bust the stigma surrounding mental disorders is to try and view someone’s disorder from their point of view. Think about how scary it must be that their mind is one of their worst enemies. Only once you start to show empathy for people with mental illnesses can you begin to bust the stigma surrounding them.

Acknowledge It’s a Real Problem
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