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Mental Illness Stigma: What Society Got Wrong About Mental Health Issues

Stigmatization of mental health issues comes from a lack of understanding of mental illness, either ignorance or misinformation. Stigma, prejudice, and discrimination against people with mental illness can be subtle or it can be obvious—but no matter the magnitude, they can lead to harm. A person who is stigmatized may be treated differently and excluded from many things the rest of society takes for granted, leaving them marginalized.

We, as part of society, can play a key role to help destigmatize it by understanding what it looks like and how to address it. Being empathetic and less judgmental can mean the world to them.

#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings

📣 As an intersectional feminist human rights organization, we believe that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for mental well-being and should be treated equally. Being mentally healthy and living well without being discriminated against is important to every single one of us.

💬 We also encourage everyone to help #BreakTheStigma around mental illness! Share your unique journeys to let people who are suffering know they are not alone and that it’s okay to get help! ⤵️


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