StigmaRecovery: Mental Health Awareness
Research shows that stigma and discrimination are part of stumbling blocks to accessing mental health and wellbeing in our communities today. In Australia, many communities from multicultural backgrounds fear expressing their attitudes or are unaware of mental illness. It is considered taboo or unspoke due to being labelled, stigmatised, and discriminated. The StigmaRecovery program promotes mental health and raises awareness about mental illness to reduce or eliminate stigma and discrimination from the complexity of mental illness.
Project: StigmaRecovery: Mental Health Awareness
The StigmaRecovery is the project that takes a significant step to raise awareness about the implication of stigma and recovery from mental illness. Studies show that stigma and recovery “from” and “in” mental illness have an association or are intertwined in many ways (Avdibegović E & Hasanović M 2017).
In a way, stigma reduces opportunities, self-esteem, efficacy, the belief in own abilities and contributes to social exclusion or isolation through discrimination. In contrast, recovery paves opportunities, makes people or people stronger, gives purpose and meaning to their lives and leads to social inclusion.
This project aims to seek opportunities to create a path to recovery from mental illness by first addressing stigma and discrimination that reduce the prospects of mental illness recovery. Therefore, the project is recovery oriented. It provides help and support to people with mental disorders in their recovery process, contributes to self-stigma reduction, eliminates stigmatising, discriminates attitudes and beliefs in mental healthcare services, and consequently, positive reflection in reducing the stigma of mental illness in the community.
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