Essay on The Stigma Of Mental Illness

1864 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 null Page
Kate Middleton once said, “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health, and deserve the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm -- and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.” If you had a friend, family member, or spouse with some type of mental illness would you want them to be criticized over something they can’t control? The stigma of mental illness is taking a huge role in today 's society in a destructive way. The stigma of mental illness needs to be diminished.
The stigma of mental illness is affecting those who seek exceptional employment, satisfying education, safe housing, adequate health care, and even social relationships with a diverse group of people. The Stigma also affects those diagnosed with mental illness labeling them as violent, incompetent, dangerous, affecting families, and soldiers coming back from active duty.
The Stigma first originated back In 5000 BCE. In ancient civilization the belief of those with Mental Illness was because one was being punished by God. In today 's society the stigma is due to inaccurate media in the goal to gain higher ratings, false articles, misunderstanding, and the lack of knowledge. The stigma affects those who are not only struggling with the symptoms of the disease, the prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination that comes along with it due to inaccuracies, and…

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