STIGMA & INCLUSION: Let’s Talk – How Labels Promote Stigma

In all aspects of society, human beings have a survival instinct that causes them to make quick, often unconscious decisions about what is “safe.” Unfortunately, mental health issues often carry an erroneously “unsafe” stigma, which is problematic because of their prevalence and complexity. To combat this, Brett Fleming of Qualia Counselling Services suggests challenging unhelpful labels, giving people the benefit of the doubt, and focusing on mental health in terms of behaviors rather than identity. To view this article, click here.