(Català) Parlar de l’estigma en la salut mental es avui tan encertat i problemàtic que no ens deixa veure l’arrel del problema.
How much have we learned from mental disorders for thirty years so far? Very, very much, I would say. Inexplicably and proportionally there are people who have become more ignorant in the subject, by their inability to catch up on scientific advances.
Identity is a combination of multiple references: amongst other factors, it includes a sense of belonging to several groups, and our likings and abilities. For instance, I’m a short girl from Madrid
Hi, my name is Estefanía and I’m thirty years old. Nine years ago, my life broke. I froze in an immense pain to which I have been addicted to, until very recently. My diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder.
I’m reading in La Vanguardia, in the salmon leaves, the personal problems – drugs, delinquency, diseases … – of actors and actresses of Hollywood who, despite these, have triumphed in their careers. There are those who live or have lived with a mental illness.
As we receive a diagnosis, we may feel or react in different ways: for example, feeling relieved because finally we know what we have and a proper treatment can be given to us
Freedom is difficult when you see yourself as a slave who deserves your situation. And it is difficult to release the stigma when you consider yourself inferior to others or a lesser person.