Self-Stigma

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Self-Stigma

  1. 1. Welcome Self-Stigma Our Experiences and Successes Presented by: Client Empowerment Council
  2. 2. AGENDA
  3. 3. Definitions Stigma “Stigma is a social process, experienced or anticipated, characterized by exclusion, rejection, blame or devaluation, that results from experience, perception, or reasonable anticipation of an adverse social judgment about a person or group.” Self-Stigma “your life is over” “you’ll never amount to anything now” “you’ll never have friends” “you may as well just give up”
  4. 4. Client Empowerment Council – Joined the CEC in 2010 – Graduated from college in 2012 – Became CEC Secretary – Became Co-Chair in May 2012 – Chair in June 2012
  5. 5. Brigitte – 2 years old
  6. 6. History with Self-Stigma • Made to feel worthless, useless, meaningless, incompetent, ugly • As an adult, I still have these same feelings, thoughts • As Chair, I fight against the messages and tapes because I know they’re not true
  7. 7. Volunteering helps combat Selfstigma • Service provides hope, courage, strength • Do service for community org and know it’s value. When it comes to combating self-stigma • Helping others helps me to keep on keeping on. • Overcoming self-stigma, one step at a time.
  8. 8. Failures & Successes Self-Stigma – Cons Self-Stigma – Pros - - Competent - Confidence - Knowledge - Hope Incompetent Self Doubt Ignorance Fear
  9. 9. Moderator Laura Neville Secretary Client Empowerment Council
  10. 10. Self-Stigma Anita Manley Representative for Women’s Health Center Lead Communications Committee
  11. 11. • Public Stigma is the reaction that the general population has to people with mental illness • Self-Stigma is the prejudice which people with mental illness turn against themselves
  12. 12. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. 13. Mental illness is a diagnosis, not a disaster.
  14. 14. You are only limited by what you tell yourself you cannot do. - Michelle Rocafort
  15. 15. Mental illness is a chemical imbalance in the brain, not a character flaw.
  16. 16. Today you are you! That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you! - Dr. Seuss
  17. 17. It’s been a tough road Valerie De Witt Representative for Geriatrics Program IMHR Liaison
  18. 18. (insert pic of Val
  19. 19. “Just a little bit helps” Richard Cottingham Representative for Mood & Anxiety Program and Ottawa Operational Stress Injury Clinic And CEC Treasurer
  20. 20. Insert pic of sailor
  21. 21. Insert pic of Richard
  22. 22. Clinical Perspective Dr. Rajiv Bhatla Chief of Psychiatry and Chief of Staff The Royal
  23. 23. Questions & Answers Evelyn Sparks Acting VP of Professional Practices & Chief of Occupation Therapy & CEC Staff Liaison
  24. 24. Congratulations Nancy
  25. 25. CLOSING STATEMENT Contact the Client Empowerment Council @ 613-722-6521 ext 6767 Brigitte.renaud@theroyal.ca www.theroyal.ca Helpful links • • • www.mindyourmind.ca http://www.ilep.org.uk/fileadmin/uploads/Documents/ILEP_Technical_Forum/TF6_2010_WV B.pdf http://www.healthyplace.com/

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