Mental illness is misunderstood and still has a negative stigma attached. Remember that when mental illness is combined with drug addiction or alcoholism it is called dual-diagnosis.

Mental illness is misunderstood and still has a negative stigma attached. Remember that when mental illness is combined with drug addiction or alcoholism it is called dual-diagnosis.

Labeling: Mental illness is definitely something labeled in society. Sometimes people refer to individuals with mental illness as being "mentally retarded" or "psycho." People may label these individuals as "less of a person" than a person without a mental illness. These labels go on and on, like things such as "crazy", "mad", "stupid", etc. People may also consider these individuals as a danger to society if they are not medicated, hospitalized, or are in public without proper supervision.

Labeling: Mental illness is definitely something labeled in society. Sometimes people refer to individuals with mental illness as being "mentally retarded" or "psycho." People may label these individuals as "less of a person" than a person without a mental illness. These labels go on and on, like things such as "crazy", "mad", "stupid", etc. People may also consider these individuals as a danger to society if they are not medicated, hospitalized, or are in public without proper supervision.

STIGMA erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down!

STIGMA erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down!

So.. I guess I have depresion I don't give a fuck about anything in my life no more but at the same time all the little stupid things are like hell for me

So.. I guess I have depresion I don't give a fuck about anything in my life no more but at the same time all the little stupid things are like hell for me

For help understanding: Bipolar disorder, depression Dr. Jamison looks at manic-depressive illness from two sides: as one of the highest regarded authorities on it, and a person diagnosed with it; as someone who treats it, and someone who’s resisted her own treatment of it.

For help understanding: Bipolar disorder, depression Dr. Jamison looks at manic-depressive illness from two sides: as one of the highest regarded authorities on it, and a person diagnosed with it; as someone who treats it, and someone who’s resisted her own treatment of it.

Mental illness awareness board. An illness is labeled on top and when you flip up the page there is a celebrity who is afflicted with this illness.

Mental illness awareness board. An illness is labeled on top and when you flip up the page there is a celebrity who is afflicted with this illness.

Quote from Lyss Trayers that says, "You're going to carry this illness for the rest of your life. So you can either wallow in the weight of that, or you can fight for your only life and make it a good story."

Quote from Lyss Trayers that says, "You're going to carry this illness for the rest of your life. So you can either wallow in the weight of that, or you can fight for your only life and make it a good story."

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