Stigma Free

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Stigma Free

Stigma is usually expressed through stereotyping and labeling. It not only leads to discrimination, misunderstanding, disrespect and violence against those living with mental illness, but also discourages people from getting help for fear of being labelled. Moreover, self-stigma occurs when people living with mental illness internalize the stigma and believe that they are unable to succeed in the society and/or improve their situations.

We believe that the power of stigma can be diminished if we educate ourselves about stigma and its relationship with mental illness. Hence, we have been organizing events that promote a better understanding of mental illness and encourage people in need to seek help.

Stigma Free Campaign (2011-12)

The stigma of mental health is a powerful barrier. Fortunately, fear, misunderstanding and negative attitudes towards mental illness will disappear if we learn more about it.
This one-year campaign promotes an anti-stigma attitude towards mental illness. Various activities were held to let us understand the lives of people with mental illness and fight against stigma with a caring heart.

Highlights:

See other activities and online resources of Stigma Free Campaign.

Mental Health Talks

Presentation files available to download:

Online videos:

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, before he or she can obtain professional help. It aims at preserving life, providing comfort, preventing deterioration and promoting recovery among people who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Visit the MHFA website to get more information.

Educate yourself

You can learn more about mental health issues from the website of Stigma Free Campaign and Self-Help Section in this website.

Know yourself

In Psychometer, there is a wide variety of psychological tests for you to maintain and improve your mental health. Suggested tests include:

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