Category: Stigma

Angel’s Suicide Awareness Day

“Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan.” World Health Organisation Remembering back to my childhood, I can recall the very first time that I contemplated suicide. At that […]

Mental Health & Stigma

“The single most important barrier to overcome in the community is the stigma and associated discrimination towards persons suffering from mental and behavioural disorders.” The World Health Organisation. So what is stigma? In the dictionary it states that stigma is a mark of disgrace associated with a particular […]