If someone knows you have a mental illness you’re screwed. Stigma says fear mental illness: think mental illness think shootings, homeless addicts, vandalism, physical and sexual abuse, weak character, low intelligence, and lack of integrity. Stigma says mental illness is shameful. If you have a mental illness you don't look or act abnormal. Stigma says mental
Avoid the mainSTream (people get lost there)
The warning signs of depression and bipolar disorder in teens and young adults. An at-a-glance graphic poster.
...and so because of my illness and the stigma associated with it. I tried to hide it. Thinking that if I was who I was on the inside no one would love me or support me. I never have been so glad to be wrong.
CRAZY is an award-winning art book created by youth for youth as a visual "insider's guide" to what depression and anxiety feel like and how they can affect your daily life and relationships.