Want to learn about stigma as it applies to bipolar disorder?
Look no further than this ace video from the research team at Crest BD.
While this clip focuses on bipolar, the three-tier model can be applied to any mental illness.
To use anorexia as an example:
- Self stigma: not accepting the diagnosis of anorexia, internalising negative stereotypes, blaming oneself for being ‘weak’
- Social stigma: other people in society expressing views that anorexia is not a legitimate mental illness or is all about ‘vanity’
- Structural stigma: lack of employment and healthcare opportunities, unhelpful media images invalidating anorexia
With more short and sweet educational videos like this one, stigma doesn’t stand a chance!
NB: I got the idea for this post from a great blog I discovered yesterday, Marci, Mental Health, & More.