Category Archives: Stigma begins with D

Experiences of being a psychiatric patient in the community, reclassified as “other’’


What’s it like being designated as a “psychiatric patient” reclassified from human being to “case” ? I wonder, even,  how many of you have even met a clinician who could be bothered to ask. Here’s one who does ask, Janecke Thesen … Continue reading

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Discrimination doesn’t dissolve with a few tweets


Discrimination doesn’t dissolve in a few tweets. We can make a start when we find courage to call it what it is.

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I’m not smart enough to understand


If someone says something I don’t understand it doesn’t mean they are crazy
– it means I’m not smart enough to understand.
V.S. Ramachandran Continue reading

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“Stigma”? – Time to call it by its true name


There will be, can be, no end to “stigma’ till we find within us the courage to call it by its true name. Continue reading

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“Stigma” begins with a “D”


Stigma begins with a “D”
and is pronounced “Discrimination” Continue reading

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When Doctors Discriminate


Juliann Garey writes in NYT Sunday Review of her experience of her experience of being discriminated against by doctors after receiving a diagnosis of serious mental illness. Doctors do this – some recognise it and some use a fancy name for … Continue reading

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