Steps I Take To Be A Stigma Free Psychiatrist

Freud & Fashion

It’s a busy week for raising mental health awareness.  Today is World Mental Health Day (October 10th), which is a day observed for discussing issues, garnering support, and mobilizing efforts to improve the treatment and public attitudes towards people living with mental illness worldwide (this year’s theme is “Dignity In Mental Health).”  Today is also the final day of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 4-10), which falls each year during the first week of October to recognize the efforts of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to fight stigma, provide support, and educate the public.  This year’s theme is #IAmStigmaFree.  As a psychiatrist, I wanted to utilize this opportunity to identify the steps that I regularly take to eliminate stigma in my practice.  My process has required a lot of personal work — learning, self-examination, self-reflection, patience; and I acknowledge that I am still a work in progress.  However, I want to emphasize that I am working on…

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  1. Hi Sherry, thank u for reblogging 💚

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