Wiping away the stigma

As a society, the most important thing we can do is to wipe away the smudges marking mental illnesses as a “stigma”. To brand someone who has a disorder that he cannot control with a word meaning “disgraceful, shameful” or even, “a bad reputation” is unfair. Wiping the stigma associated with mental illness requires a pioneering group of individuals from the community who aren’t afraid of raising awareness and stepping into other peoples’ comfort levels. Making bystanders think about their opinions and actions, putting the issue into peoples’ face is what it takes for the issue to come to light for others. Similar to peaceful protestors from the civil rights era, pioneers in mental rights

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