Welcome to another Blog post by a carer from South / South east London. If you can, feel free to like or subscribe to blog. My website “A Caring Mind” raises awareness on mental health and carers, mainly carers most of the time.
Well on the 2nd February, it is National Time to Talk Day. The day is dedicated to get people talking and break the silence around mental health problems.
It so important people talk because Conversations about mental health change lives.
If you wish, feel free to watch a video I made for Time To Talk Day
Anyway, here is some facts and pointers about Mental health and Stigma.
- 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.
- 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem
- The vast majority of people with mental illness are not violent
What is mental health stigma?
- Mental health stigma boils down to attitudes people or society can take towards those suffering mental health or their own mental health.
- People can latch onto myths about mental health believing that hiding mental health problems can make it easier to cope.
- People can sometimes shun those suffering mental health distress believing they could be worthless, unpredictable or difficult to deal with.
- Continued mental health stigma can lead to reduced quality of life of those suffering mental health and their supporters, carers or caregivers.
- Mental health stigma does not only affect the social network, but can also cause increased unemployment of those suffering mental health distress.
Well I hope you enjoyed reading this latest post. Good luck on your caring journey.