Stigma

Mental health stigma is a negative stereotype against people with mental illness. Victims of stigma can feel isolated and excluded by the community and can suffer self-stigma due to shame of their illness. Stigma of all kinds can prevent people with mental illness from seeking and receiving the help they need.

2016 Stigma Forum - PsychU This photo was taken at the PsychU National Stigma Forum on June 17, 2016. Read more about this forum.

Section Editors

Allen Doederlein

Mr. Doederlein is the President of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), a national mental health advocacy, education, and…

Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo has been the President and CEO of Mental Health America since May 1, 2014. He also serves on…

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