How can the stigma of mental health problems be removed?

There are a lot of people that ignore symptoms or refuse treatment due to the fear of how the “normal” people will treat them once they are recognised as having a mental health problem. This leads to treatable conditions not being treated until it reaches a crises point. The benefit of removing this outdated view would have a life changing effect on many people.

Asked By: citalopraming - 3/22/2007
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You're not aware of the work that is being done... More
Answered By: PeahiWahine - 3/22/2007
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it`s a lot better than it used to be, but the attitude of some work places could do with changing
Answered By: on the wagon - 3/22/2007
Education education education is what they need ignorance is what they have who's to say anyone is "normal"
Answered By: LMM - 3/22/2007
I agree and it's a difficult one...we should be made more aware about mental health problems then we wouldn't be as afraid of those who have them
Answered By: cleopatra222 - 3/22/2007
you are right... More
Answered By: J - 3/22/2007
I have a mental illness, and I don't think it's as bad as it used to be, say 20 years ago.There are always going to be ignorant people, but they seem to be in the minority now... More
Answered By: majnun99 - 3/22/2007
I'm mentally ill, and so am I. People don't understand my compulsions. I hear them talk in so many voices, but they are so hard to hear! Poll pot Poll pot Poll pot Poll pot. I need a holiday in Cambodia.
Answered By: meathorse - 3/22/2007
"Half of the world thinks the other half is crazy. Both sides are correct." Balthasar Gracian
Answered By: Go_Know_Thyself - 3/22/2007
Quick answer to mental health problems? Decapitation? (I was in two minds as whether to wright that)
Answered By: A Teesside Smart**** - 3/22/2007
It can't. Someone with mental health problems will always be deemed as being "crazy". It's a fact.
Answered By: b97st - 3/22/2007
Ten years ago I was hospitalized with severe depression. I am happy to talk about it if it comes up rather than hide it in some kind of shame. This is how I combat ignorance. However, I am careful who and when I tell. I am not a martyer and will protect employment prospects as I have dependants.
Answered By: Back Door Dave - 3/22/2007
education We need to tell people about the conditions, symptoms, etc and allow it to become an acceptable topic of conversation. It isn't easy but the taboo associated with mental health needs to be removed.
Answered By: Elaine D - 3/23/2007
people with mental illness are normal people they re just ill,its only other peoples ignorance on the subject like a few of the answers you have on your question now.
Answered By: heywoodvicky - 3/23/2007
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