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  • 1. Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness Bipolar awareness-stop the stigma mk.-mk.facebook.com
  • 2. What is Mental Illness and Stigma? Mental Illness: is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s: Thinking Feelings Mood and the ability to relate to others Stigma: is a mark or disgrace associated with a circumstances, quality or person
  • 3. Mental Illness Affects Adults and Children Nearly 5 million children in the U.S. suffers from a mental illness. The Biggest warning signs of mental illness Blogs.psychcebtral.com www.nyalife.com Turning the page-inspiring mental health www.turningthepage.info Appropriately 57.7 millions adults in the U.S. suffers from a mental illness Bipolar awareness – stop the stigma www.facebook.com Be the change- blogs.psychcentral.com
  • 4. Causes and Treatment of Mental Illness Causes Biological factors, abnormal balance of chemicals in the brain Genetics (heredity) run in the family Psychological factors, severe psychological trauma, early los of parents, neglect Environmental factors, death ,divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and anger Treatments
  • 5. Know The Myths and Facts about Mental Illness Myths: Facts: No hope for people with mental illness. There are more treatment, services and community support. I cannot do anything for a person with mental illness. You can do a lot, starting with how you act and speak. People with mental illnesses are violent and unpredictable. People with mental illness are no more violent than anyone Else. They are more likely the victims. Mental illness do not affect me. Mental illnesses are common, they affect almost every family in America. Mental illnesses do not discriminate. People with mental illness cannot tolerate the stress of holding down a job. All jobs are stress at some point. Any body is more productive when there is a match between employee’s needs and working conditions. Once people develop mental illnesses, they will never Recovery. Studies show that most people with mental illnesses get better And many recovery completely Children do not experience mental illnesses. Their action Are just products of bad parenting. Studies shows that 9% of children experience serious disturbances. Children misbehave or fail in school to get attention. Behavior problems can be symptoms of emotional, behavioral or mental problems. Bipolar awareness stop the The stigma, www.facebook. com
  • 6. Mental Illness is a Medical Condition Just Like: www.achilles –heal.com
  • 7. Stigma and discrimination against mental illness can negatively impact a person: Socialization Lively Hood Work Education
  • 8. People Suffering from Mental Illness Should have the Same Rights and Freedom February fun with freedom-www.inogenone.com Live, Work, Socialize and be Educated in their Community Privacy protected Live as productive members of their community
  • 9. Media wrap-domestic violence-www.dvrcv.org.ay Vast Majority of people with Mental Illness are not Unpredictable and Violent
  • 10. Don’t Label People with Mental Illness “Words Can Hurt” “Crazy” “Wacko” “Loony” “Nuts” “Schizo”
  • 11. Yes! People with a Mental Illness have Feelings Feeling lonely-jennhicks.ca
  • 12. A yellow bicycle-ayellowbicycle.blogspot.com It is What We do not Know About Mental Illness that Hurt People
  • 13. Open Your Mind How to deal with low self-esteem-blogsbujournalism.info
  • 14. Don’t See My Mental Illness? See Me! Think-www.scoop.it
  • 15. Children and youth mental health-www.granderie.ca People with Mental Illness need Your Help to Reduce the Stigma
  • 16. Be the change-blogs.psychcentral.com Help Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness
  • 17. Arm Yourself with Facts, take the Initiative to Reduce Stigma Steps to Reducing Stigma Having the right information and education about mental illness Join the protest, stop believing negative views about mental illness Increase contact with people who have a mental illness, get to know them
  • 18. NCDD Community-Ncdd.org Knowledge is Power
  • 19. Caring Makes a Difference
  • 20. Bipolar awareness-stop the stigma-www.facebook.com Awareness Can Help Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness