What is Mental Illness Stigma Anyway?
People often ask me what is stigma anyway? I make it simple. It contains those perceptions about people who have a mental illness, that they are scary, violent or crazy. It is these opinions that shed a negative light on people with a mental illness simply because they have a disorder. It is outright discrimination, it is a lack of knowledge, and a clear indication that a great number of people who believe this are severely ignorant and misinformed.