Category Archives: stigma

Stigma rears its ugly head

So yet again people with mental illness find themselves subject to stigma. On Monday 7 October 2013 The Sun newspaper alleged in a full page headline that over a ten year period 1,200 people had been killed by “mental patients”. … Continue reading

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The power of work

One of the ways in which mental illness has such a negative impact on people’s lives is by driving them to withdraw from social contact,out of employment and in a downward spiral of self recrimination and loneliness. A potent way … Continue reading

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The Killing of Kelly Thomas

Usually in trawling the internet one comes across curios or items that are of passing interest and hopefully highlight educational issues. Sometimes, however, what is turned up just makes you plain angry. Stigma as an issue has been highlighted previously … Continue reading

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Portrayal of people with mental health problems as violent

We’re all used to the¬†portrayal¬†of people with a current or previous history of mental health problems as violent. If you work in the field then it is a daily issue when visiting patients outrside mental health units as the stigma … Continue reading

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