Effects Of Alcoholism In Youth

Alcoholism is medically diagnosed as a disease that exhibits itself in the individual’s frequent use of alcohol irrespective of its negative consequences. Death due to alcohol abuse is over 100,000 and is in an ever-increasing state; from accidents to organ failures the effect is far and reaching. Alcohol consumption affects the individual both mentally and […]

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Alcoholism: When can suddenly ...

You went out last night. Did you had a drink. You feel like you’ve been drinking too much and you want to stop so you stop. Most people feel like that after a lot of occasional drinking. However, social or occasional infrequent drinking is not alcoholism. Suddenly stopping drinking can be a bad idea. If you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment...

Mrs. S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering names of some family members. […]

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10 Signs You May Have Obsessiv...

As per WHO (World Health Organisation), About 2% of the world’s population suffer from OCD which is roughly 1 in 50 people. OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes obsessive and compulsive thoughts to a person. This article highlights the various types of symptoms that are associated with OCD. Listed below […]

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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

As most of us realize there is a great and lot deal of porn floating around the web these days. With porn so easy to come by it, there is also a little surprising fact that porn addiction is on the rise and no wonder how it is fueled. Many people will and may be […]

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Mental Illness!! It’s Not Always What You Think

Mental Illness

“Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what is reality and what is unreal, everything is impaired when one is suffering from mental illness.

Don’t we all know what was stopping us from meeting a counselor? It is the mental health stigma and it can harm us in many ways.  

Why? What does the Mental Health Stigma do?

Mental Illness

Stigma creates fear, mistrust, and violence on the public towards people living with/ recovered from mental illness and their families. This leads to social distancing and social rejection. The mentally ill patient often lives in shame, social exclusion, low self-esteem, loneliness, less or no friends at all and are considered as the black sheep of the family.

Social isolation is associated with poor mental and physical health outcomes and early mortality – “the lethality of loneliness.” Social isolation predicts disability among individuals with mental illness. The stigma affects the treatment outcomes and hinders effective and efficient recovery the mental health issues. So how to cope? Here are some ways.

Coping with Mental Illness or mental health stigma

Here are some ways you can use to cope with Stigma:

  • Seek treatment.

You might be hesitating to admit that you need treatment. You shouldn’t prevent yourself because of the fear of getting labeled with a mental illness. Treatment can help in finding out what is wrong and help in reducing the symptoms and help in how to deal with it mentally and physically.

  • Don’t let stigma develop self-doubt and shame.

You might believe that if you’re labeled with a mental illness. You may believe that your condition is a sign of personal weakness or that you must be able to control it without help. Visiting a counselor, reading up about your condition or talk to people who have a similar type of conditions. The benefits will be increased self-esteem and overcome destructive self-judgment.

  • Don’t isolate yourself.

You might be hesitating to admit that you have a mental illness to others. Your friends, family, near and dears ‘ones can offer support if they know about your mental illness. You must reach out to people who you trust and respect for the compassion, support, and understanding you need.

  • Don’t equate yourself with your illness.

You have an illness you are not the illness. You can say “I have bipolar disorder” instead of saying “I’m Bipolar”. Instead of calling yourself “a schizophrenic,” say “I have schizophrenia.”

  • Join support groups.

Support groups, a group consisting of people similar type of mental illness be it depression, substance abuse etc. that help reduce stigma by educating people who have a mental illness, their families, and the general public.

  • Speak out against stigma.

Try to express your experiences, your opinions via social media, post pictures… write open letters, talk at events. Set up a meetup. It can help instill courage in those facing similar challenges and educate the public about mental illness.

The general public lacks the ability to understand and empathize with your condition and doesn’t know the severity of the conditions. What you can do is, learn to accept your condition and figure out what you need to do to treat it, seeking support, and helping educate others can make a big difference. Visit at Cadabam’s or call us @+91 96111 94949 for help now! Fight Stigma. Get and spread help now!

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