*Special Webinar for World Mental Health Day
Mental health problems are common, with 1 in 4 people struggling, yet more than half of those struggling will never reach out for support, or they will heavily delay treatment due to stigma. Stigma continues to be a pervasive barrier in the region - preventing healing and worsening health outcomes. Illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders are ranked as the topmost stigmatized illnesses amongst all illnesses. Today, 1 in 2 people admit that they are frightened by people with mental illnesses, while 4 in 5 people believe it is harder to have a mental illness than any other illness. Stigma can be intentional,unintentional, subtle, or obvious, but it leads to harm - no matter the scale.
Learn the action steps you can take personally and professionally to end stigma towards mental health:
- Understand the different types of stigma and its effects
- Understand the gold standard of a compassionate mindset towards mental health
- Improve empathy and sensitivity when speaking about mental health and learn about supporting someone who may be struggling
- Improve self-care and learn how to better care for your own mental health.