Depression · Difficult Decisions · Mental Health · Mental Illness · School · Stigma · Stigmatization

Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Since when did needing to step away from everything for a while show weakness…Or does it? When you come from an old school family, taking time off, stepping away from a situation or anything that involves time to think and reflect meant that you were doing one of two things…giving up or just being lazy.… Continue reading Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Mental Health · Mental Illness · Stigmatization · Support System

My Experience with Stigmatization

Stigmatization – the degrading attitude that discredits a person because of an attribute they have (in this case, mental illnesses).  Stigmatization is the one thing we all learn about in school, the one attitude that can discriminate and make others feel helpless because of a certain attribute they may have. My experience with stigmatization is… Continue reading My Experience with Stigmatization