Stigma Towards Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Stigma Towards Mental Illness and Substance Abuse | Danyelle Salpietro

{3:48 minutes to read} Have you ever experienced stigma for having a mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction? If so, how did you handle it? What is Mental Health Stigma? There are two types of mental health stigma:

1. Social stigma: Negative attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors towards individuals that experience mental illness or drug addiction and/or have been given a psychiatric label or diagnosis.

2. Self stigma: The internalization and negative perception of the social discrimination by the individual experiencing the mental illness or drug addiction.

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