There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’.
There’s just ‘us’!
Stop the #stigmatization.

There is still far too much stigma around mental illness.
Still a sense of “us” and “them”.
This is a fallacy of course, but one that too many people continue to buy into.

Stigma is a major obstacle to treatment among people struggling with a mental illness.

Mental illness has no respect for social class, intelligence, money, appearance, or personality.
It can and it will touch each of us.
And yet, for a set of conditions that are so very common, there is still far too much stigma surrounding it.

Perhaps you will personally experience a diagnosable mental illness, or perhaps someone you care about will. There is a possibility that both will happen before we get to the end of our lives.

Whatever the case may be, we’ve got to understand that there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them’.

In Western nations, one in five people will have a #mentalillness across the course of their lifespan.
What this means is that, statistically, it is incredibly unlikely that any of us will get to the end of our lives without being personally touched by mental illness.

Read more 👉 https://www.chronicle.com/article/positive-psychology-goes-to-war

The type of disorder experienced will vary depending on factors such as age, gender, and cultural background.
Some people will experience short-lived illnesses and others will experience episodic illnesses from which they never fully recover.

Currently, only about half of all people who experience a mental illness receive any kind
of intervention––evidence-based or otherwise.

The good news is, every one of us can help when it comes to breaking down the #stigma and prejudice associated with mental illness.

You don’t need to work in the area of mental illness to make a difference.
It’s about recognizing that mental illness is something that any of us can experience.

Create the #awareness and stop the stigmatization. All we need is love and for that, we have each other.

Blessings and Love ❤️

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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talk, and Penprofile.com. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, which is writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing you with life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for helping clients set tangible goals. She is incredibly helpful and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others to achieve their goals as well. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and on various websites have learned from her writing style and it has helped them to get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped so many bloggers and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading all of her amazing posts. She loves dessert especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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