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“Community Art Project Recycles Old Shoes to ‘Stomp Out’ Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness”

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This January 14, 2015 StateCollege.com article talks about a project involving recycled sneakers that came about after the artist lost a sister to suicide. The artist hopes to make these “Stompers” to work towards stomping out the stigma surrounding mental illness.

“In talking about mental health, ‘people-first’ terminology eases stigma”

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This November 22, 2014 Providence Journal article talks about why person first language is important to all of us, and the dangers of referring to someone by their illness as opposed to referring to them as a person.

“Erasing a stigma: It’s time for more effective mental health care”

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This July 7, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks a little about the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourages people to see beyond the stigma and stereotypes and see that there are people who need help who may not be getting it because of our society’s misconception of mental health issues.

 

 

 

“Don’t ignore mental health stigma”

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This June 12, 2013 article on the Visalia Times-Delta website talks about the need to stop ignoring the mentally ill in hopes that we’ll go away or otherwise disappear.

“Secretary of Public Welfare launches initiative to reduce mental health prejudice”

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This May 10, 2013 article on the Central Pennsylvania Fox 43 website talks about the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Public Welfare’s initiative to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness.  The article also includes a video news segment.

“Five Irritating Misconceptions About Living With a Mental Illness!”

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This article found on the Healthy Place website talks about 5 irritating misconceptions faced by many with a mental illness and it’s not our misconception, it’s one of the many we have to contend with others trying to put on us.

“Sellersville woman speaks out about her mental illness”

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This March 18, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about one woman’s effort to change how others view those with mental illnesses.

 

“We’ve been in the dark too long on mental illness”

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This February 9, 2013 article on the TribLive website, talks about some of the issues with stigma surrounding mental illness and talks about some of the supports that might be available to folks looking to help a family member.

 

“Respect, Not Stigma: A Mental Illness”

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Guest Post Posted on January 7, 2013 by Randye Kaye on the HealthyPlace.com website.   This piece was written by a high school student who explains some of the stigma surrounding mental illness and why it’s there, but also talks about how cancer or heart conditions are often viewed differently then a mental illness.  It’s a great piece, that I felt was well worth linking to.  I hope that more kids and adults start to get the idea that mental illness is an illness just like any other illness our body can be afflicted by.

 

“Recovery and Nonviolence”

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This YouTube video was uploaded by Pat Deegan on January 1, 2013 in it, she discusses mental health and nonviolence and what her take as a Psychologist and as someone who has a mental health diagnosis.

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