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Believing It Doesn't Happen to Us Generated Stigma

Jun 8, 2021Updated 10 days ago
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We spent years ridiculing struggling celebrities in the spotlight.
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It leads us to believe our mental health was something to hide.
Underneath these pernicious beliefs lies a value judgment. That people facing mental health challenges are somehow less worthy. Here, you might disagree. You would argue that this is not the case at all. While it’s not explicit, this belief shapes many aspects of our life and our world. Teachers and professors are often dismissive of students’ mental health concerns. In many places, psychotherapists aren’t covered by health insurance. Representations of mental health in the media are inaccurate and sometimes downright harmful.
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That mental health is a sign of weakness. Here, you might disagree. You would argue that this is not the case at all. While it’s not explicit, this belief shapes many aspects of our life and our world. Teachers and professors are often dismissive of students’ mental health concerns. In many places, psychotherapists aren’t covered by health insurance. Representations of mental health in the media are inaccurate and sometimes downright harmful.
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