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Quotes On Mental Health Stigma

Quotes On Mental Health Stigma



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The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it. A lack of understanding when it comes to these disorders can leave sufferers feeling isolated and hopeless. Only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic toward their struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are many people who are fighting against the stigma associated with mental illness — but sometimes it can be hard to remember that in a world full of bias. That’s why we’re thankful for these inspiring quotes from some of society’s most progressive minds. From presidents to doctors, the individuals below totally capture the frustrating battle that comes with mental health disorders.

“ At the roof of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affect your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction. “

–        Michelle Obama     –



 

“ I think it’s really important to de-stigmatize mental illness in any form. I think there’s a lot of people that are carrying around guilt and shame and baggage for shit that doesn’t matter. Everybody is going through something, everybody has had something that they’ve had to overcome. “

–        Mary Lambert   –

 

 

“ We need so much more openness, transparency and understanding that it’s OK to talk about depression as an illness. It’s not weakness. It’s not a moral shortcoming. It’s not something people brought on themselves. “

– John F. Greden M. D. –

 

 

“ It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness. “

– Glenn Close –

 

 

“ You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. “

– Julian Seifter –

 

 

 

“ No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness. “

– Elyn R. Saks –

 

 

“ What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illness that affect not only individuals, but their families as well. “

– Glenn Close –

 

 

“ We know that mental illness is not something that happens to other people. It touches us all. Why then is mental illness met with so much missunderstanding and fear? “

– Tipper Gore –

 

 

“ We take care of our dental health. We don’t take care of our mental health. I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy, mentally. “

– Howie Mandel –

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