Mental Health Stigma

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We know that mental illness is not something that happens to other people. It touches us all. Why then is mental illness met with so much misunderstanding and fear?" - Tipper Gore

We know that mental illness is not something that happens to other people. It touches us all. Why then is mental illness met with so much misunderstanding and fear?" - Tipper Gore

"We can take care of our dental health. We don't take care of our mental health... I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy, mentally." - Howie Mandel

"We can take care of our dental health. We don't take care of our mental health... I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy, mentally." - Howie Mandel

I think it's really important to de-stigmatize mental illness in any form. I think there's a lot of people that are carrying around guilt and shame and baggage for sh*t that doesn't matter. Everybody is going through something that they've had to overcome." - Mary Lambert

I think it's really important to de-stigmatize mental illness in any form. I think there's a lot of people that are carrying around guilt and shame and baggage for sh*t that doesn't matter. Everybody is going through something that they've had to overcome." - Mary Lambert

"No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness." - Elyn R. Saks

"No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness." - Elyn R. Saks

"You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle." - Julian Seifter

"You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle." - Julian Seifter

"What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only the individuals, but their families as well." - Glenn Close

"What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only the individuals, but their families as well." - Glenn Close

"It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness." - Glenn Close

"It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness." - Glenn Close

"At the root of this dilemna is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it's still an illness and there should be no distinction." - Michelle Obama

11 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it. A lack of understanding when it comes to these disorders can leave sufferer...

Monday, July 7, 2014 is #NoShame Day. We hope everyone will participate to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Monday, July 7, 2014 is #NoShame Day. We hope everyone will participate to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The next time someone tells you that mental illness is all in you head.Tell them well, where else is it going to be, my kidneys!

The next time someone tells you that mental illness is all in you head.Tell them well, where else is it going to be, my kidneys!

If we all talk more about mental illnesses, we’ll understand more. When we understand more, we’ll make it ok. Here's are some tips for talking.

If we all talk more about mental illnesses, we’ll understand more. When we understand more, we’ll make it ok. Here's are some tips for talking.