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Coping with the stigma of a mental illness

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

According to the article Coping with The Stigma of Mental Illness (2018), they recommend a couple of ways to cope with mental illness stigma. The person diagnosed with mental health has to remember that he is not the only one with mental health illness, and he is not alone. Most of the time, they forget that they can ask for help when needed from their doctors or someone they trust, such as a family member or friend. When a person is diagnosed with any mentally ill, they have to keep their hopes and energy positive and remember that the treatment is working. Being an active part of your treatment as a patient and surround yourself with supportive people.

As a society, we can make a difference by learning and sharing mental health facts, especially with the wrong information spread between people. As people can support this issue by taking part in local events in our community, which gives a positive look around what we are thinking and wanting to improve in our community. Finally, be respectful towards people with mental illness and don't make them look bad in front of others and discriminate against them because they have the right to live, such as anyone.

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