Blog Posts - Stigma



Flash Backs of My Past With Mental Health, Undiagnosed . . . .

. “Sometimes we have to look back and remember what life was like before being finally diagnosed with a mental and emotional illness.  It is at times still difficult for me to talk about. I was first diagnosed in 2002 while in a behavioral a...

Why I Dropped Out of College/What I Want To Do With My Life

  Senior year of high school (2014-15) I prepared for my next year of life like any other average high schooler. I sent out a bunch of college applications and was accepted into every one of them. I wasn’t a 4.0 student but I had the above...
by blissswirl's fantage cheats on Jul 22, 2016

Stigma of not disabled but people with disabilities

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!'The latter terminology is more empowering as not a label.Schumer is proposing new bill against discrimination but integration instead. Good luck. Stigma is alive and well.Boy bullied at school gets...
by Closer to SAne on Jun 27, 2016

Gossip and it's effect on our health

spam deleted. Thanks! 'here's to your health!'Hi all! Trust you are well or are getting there. Was a loong winter for me. So many dreary days. Not as cold as been in past and not too much snow though. As usual, my SAD, seasonal affective disorder k...
by Closer to SAne on Jun 1, 2016

Can We Talk Stigma? Article Share From “The Fix”

What can be worse than addiction with undiagnosed mental health challenges? STIGMA & SHAME …   . Stigma can be a beast. It has put fear in many addicts who want to reach out for help from addiction but are afraid. It has stopped many s...

Recovery Guest Article By Author, Alek Sabin

“Why do others judge or make others who live life in recovery feel shame?  Does it come from having no understanding?  Could it be from lack of empathy for others?  Shame can stop others from getting help from addiction due to STIGMA. That i...

The Truth Behind 5 Myths Related to Addiction

Addiction continues to be an illness that is greatly misunderstood. And because of this there are some myths about addiction that exist among the general public. This article will address five of the many myths about addiction and reveal the truths b...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 23, 2016

Come Meet The Alcohol Expert Author Scott Stevens.

“Recovery readers, you all are in for a treat today as I am Happy to Welcome Author, Scott Stevens and his addiction and recovery collection of award-winning books about alcoholism, stigma and more. He even is the creator of his own Alcohology...

15%-21% of Moms Suffer from a Perinatal Mood Disorder

For the longest time they were saying between 1 out of 8 women suffer from a perinatal (before, during or after childbirth) mood disorder.  Then, they said between 1 out of 7.  And more recently, literature indicates it’s now approximately 1...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Feb 3, 2016

Attitude Problem?

ATTITUDE MATTERS: INVESTIGATING BARRIERS TO SEEKING ALCOHOL TREATMENT “What problem does this study address?   Interesting study looking at some of the attitudes among those with alcohol used disorders which prevent them from seeking treat...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Feb 1, 2016

History in the Making for Maternal Mental Health Advocates

I’ve been super busy at work these days, sometimes having to work at night, which is why I haven’t blogged much lately. But I couldn’t let today go by without mentioning the announcement today about a major step in the right directi...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Jan 27, 2016

How Mainstream Media Creates Unrealistic Expectations of the Chronically Ill – [Video]

Inspirational stories are fun to read and share, but they can cause problems for people with invisible illness. Watch this video about chronic pain compassion.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Dec 28, 2015

Know Science No Stigma: Antidepressants During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism

Coming out of a blogging break to step onto my soapbox for one of my favorite reasons….to point out inaccurate information being published, in this case by JAMA Pediatrics in its report titled “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Dec 19, 2015

When to Break Anonymity – “Coming Out” as Alcoholic?

HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE DO FORMER DRINKERS DISCLOSE THEIR NONDRINKING IDENTITY? A very pertinent topic this one in general, at present – two arguments here for us really 1. disclosing one is in recovery helps reduce the societal stigma surrounding...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Dec 15, 2015

Style Over Stigma

For any individual with a serious health condition, the problem with wearable medical tech is feeling “marked” with a problem. The Embrace smartwatch aims to combat stigma with style. The minimalist design was created for epileptic patients and i...
by Best Environment Design on Nov 30, 2015

10 piccoli trucchi di El Capitan che sono passati inosservati

Più uso il nuovo OS X El Capitan, più mi piace. Non presento qualcosa di troppo complesso, sono piccoli trucchi del sistema che ci sono, e anche la apple stessa ne ha già parlato, molto spesso passano inosservati. Io stesso sono rimasto sorpreso...
by Calmug on Nov 19, 2015

49 and doing … fine.

For the past few years, I’ve written a blog on or around my birthday as kind of a retrospect as I plod through my 40s. Now that I’m kissing up to 50, it’s time to review my second-to-last year of my fourth decade. And as per usual, it’s been...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Nov 18, 2015

Defending Yourself (How Not to Apologize)

Backpedaling would almost be acceptable. I wish I could say that the Autism Daily Newscast backpedaled when editor Roberta Hill went on to [non]apologize for the pro-bullying article by Karen Kabaki Sisto last week. Instead, Ms. Hill issued a stateme...

Its National Recovery Month All September Long On My Recovery Blog!

* HAPPY NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH RECOVERY FRIENDS & VISITORS!* Celebrate National Recovery Month!! I Welcome everyone to “Gambling Recovery Starts Here!” These are just some of the wonderful Events I have planned, or have accomplished...

This Fleshy Hunger

In our sister blog Inside the Alcoholic Brain –  http://insidethealcoholicbrain.com/ I had a comment posted on one of the blogs about the pain and heartache that one person had faced as the result of her partner’s addictive behaviour. T...


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