“What is mental health stigma?” From Psychology Today: Mental health stigma can be divided into two distinct types: social stigma is characterized by prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behaviour directed towards individuals with mental health problems as a result of the psychiatric label they have been given. In contrast, perceived stigma or self-stigma is the internalizing by the mental health sufferer of their perceptions of discrimination (Cullen, Struening & Shrout, 1989), and perceived stigma can significantly affect feelings of shame and lead to poorer treatment outcomes (Perlick, Rosenheck, Clarkin, Sirey et al., 2001).”
How You Can help!
We are having a reading of the essays from The Stigma Fighters Anthology on May 31st 2017. We need to raise money to fly the contributors in from all other the country. We want their voices to be heard! Please donate $25 to this cause or more. (But ANY amount donated is greatly appreciated too!) We need your support!”
Stigma Fighters Anthology available here: https://www.amazon.com/Stigma-Fighters-Anthology-1/dp/194106521X
“Stigma Fighters has been featured in, WaPo, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and on Good Day New York.”
You can follow Stigma Fighters on Twitter here: @StigmaFighters. Sarah Fader here: @TheSarahFader and Allie Burke here, @AllieBurkeBooks. Both have written for VICE, PsychToday, Refinery29, HuffPo and Quartz before too.
Donate here: https://www.funddreamer.com/campaigns/help-people-with-mental-illness-read-their-stories-at-nyu-bookstore
~Thank you! Sara