We’ve all heard the phrase “stigma of mental illness.” But what does it mean and how can “fight it?”
One of the world’s leading researchers in the matter, Dr. Patrick Corrigan,
says the most-effective way is by speaking openly and shamelessly about what’s going on in our minds and bodies.
Corrigan lives with and manages a number of mental-health challenges,
and when he and others (like our podcast guests) say:
“This is what I live with, here’s how it challenges me, these are my warning signs, my treatments and self-care tools,”
we’re starting discussion that open eyes and hearts and show vs. “educate” people
that those of us living with mental-health challenges are “as competent, able and empowered as everybody else.”