STIGMA is defined as a sign of disgrace or discredit which sets a person apart from others. The STIGMA of mental illness remains a powerful negative attribute in all social relationships, as does Alzheimer’s disease.
STIGMA is a marker for adverse experiences, among them, a sense of shame , and is still perceived as a sign of weakness.
STIGMA means not having access to resources.
STIGMA means being reviled and becoming invisible.
STIGMA brings with it intense shame to the patient as well as to some families, resulting in a feeling of decreased self-worth.
STIGMA is connected to secrecy,
STIGMA causes anger which results in some families keeping friends and relatives at a distance.
ST iGMA leads to hopelessness resulting in helplessness.
LET US open our minds and our hearts and reduce the STIGMA noe!