Loved Ones

Mental health conditions don’t just affect the individual who was been diagnosed with the condition, they also affect the individual’s loved ones. I wrote a post about how to be there for someone when someone is struggling and gave some suggestions on how to be there. These suggestions were to know the symptoms, to not … More Loved Ones

Being “High-Functioning” with a Mental Health Condition

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a “stigma is when someone, even you yourself, views a person in a negative way because they have a mental health condition.” Stigmas shape the way that individuals with mental health conditions are viewed and how they are treated. A few of the common incorrect beliefs … More Being “High-Functioning” with a Mental Health Condition

Mental Health Stigmas

In the United States, it is still taboo to talk about mental illnesses. This is shocking since roughly 1 in 5 adults experience some kind of mental illness during their lifetime and that mental illnesses are the leading cause of disabilities across the country. The taboo nature of openly discussing mental illnesses has created many … More Mental Health Stigmas