“1. People with mental illness, especially those with schizophrenia are violent and dangerous…”
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“It’s difficult not to be bothered by clearly demeaning and insensitive remarks. But what I have come to realize as a writer and a speaker, is that words only have meaning once we give them meaning…”
“Stigma is the thing that stops you from being open about your struggles. Rarely does anyone feel embarrassed telling someone that they broke their arm or caught a cold, but so few people will call into work sick because of their mental health…”
Quotes from interviews with members of the mental health community.
“Stigma is when someone is afraid of me or afraid of a part of me because they don’t understand – or want to understand – it…”
“I learned to practise self-care when my body was so run down that I was at the point of having a break down. I was told If I didn’t change and rest I would be back in hospital. That’s what did it for me. It was very hard to just stop…”
“When the people in my life give me this space to talk and explain, I don’t feel the need to hide my mental illness”