Stop The Stigma

As someone who has worked in the mental health field for many years, I can attest to the fact that mental illness is still very stigmatized even though there has been a lot of progress on this front in recent years. It is still not  understood very well by most people. Heck, even the researchers and clinicians in psychology sometimes don’t have a full grasp of understanding how, what, or where mental illness comes from. One thing we can all agree on is that the stigma of mental illness  is not a good thing, not helping anyone, and should be stopped. To take a lesson from spiritual teachers such as Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer, instead of judging others, try being kind instead. It’s not an easy thing because we all judge people and things every day, and many times we can even be right in our judgments. However, ideally I myself would rather be kind than right. Kindness is always the best step. 

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