What can be done?

It may never be possible to totally eliminate inaccurate and hurtful comments, actions and headlines.

It is, however, already evident that as people with self-experience and their families speak up and out about their experiences, people listen and many relate with empathy to those experiences.[1]

How can I help end mental health stigma?

Educate yourself on mental health difficulties and the recovery process

Recognise the contribution of people who experience mental health difficulties

Challenge stigma and discrimination when you hear or see it

Consider the language you use and how a simple change in the language you use will show your openness and acceptance

Start a conversation with a friend, family member or work colleagues about mental health

[1] Taking Control of Your Mental Health, Shine, 2009.

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