Stigma and 7 Ways We Can Fix It

October 7, 2014 4:27 PM

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Stigma and 7 Ways We Can Fix It

It is Mental Illness Awareness Week October 5 through 11 making it the perfect time to bring up stigma. Unfortunately there exists a huge gap in the public perception of mental illness and the reality of who we are as human beings. If there wasn't we wouldn't need to have this conversation. To be immune to it I would have to move to the desert and live under a rock.

We were asked to speak at the 2014 National Convention for the NNDC (National Network of Depression Centers) for our new book, Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder. The sad part is not that the organizer asked us to speak on stigma, rather that we expected it. ...

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