Why is it that we as a society cannot overcome stigma in mental health?.
Discussion QUESTIONS :
1. Time and time again we think we are getting ahead when something like this gets posted (see below) then once again I begin to wonder?? Why is it that we as a society cannot overcome stigma in mental health?
2.With all the educational awareness programs that exist why does stigma have such a strong hold and seem to just cling to our patients like sap from a tree that you just can’t get off your skin?
3. What can we as Advanced Psychiatric NP’s do to help eliminate stigma?
4. Stigma can have lasting effects on our patients and lead to negative consequence.
5•Reluctance to seek help or treatment
6•Lack of understanding by family, friends, co-workers or others you know
7•Fewer opportunities for work, school or social activities or trouble finding housing
8•Bullying, physical violence or harassment
9•Health insurance that doesn’t adequately cover your mental illness treatment
10•The belief that you’ll never be able to succeed at certain challenges or that you can’t improve your situation
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