HLTH 4411: Assignment 2
A Coggle Diagram about Strategies that could be adopted that could have reduced the experiences of stigma associated with mental health of the person interviewed, Causes of stigma towards mental illness, Stigma & Discrimination, Interview Summary (• Person has been previously diagnosed with Border-Line Personality disorder and currently suffering from depression which has varied in severity over the years
• Stigma: Lack of understanding that causes people to not believe that something is wrong even when someone says something is wrong, because they cannot see/recognize it. People expected to act a certain way – treated horribly if don’t act that way.
• Negative Situation: Going to dad for support and explaining how she is feeling, school stress. He is not supportive and tells her to suck it up, that it’s all in her head, she’s being too emotional, overreacting. Other inappropriate and negative comments. At the time suffering from major depression and BPD. Don’t reach out to him anymore. Situation made her feel angry, disregarded, doesn’t care about her, doesn’t understand.
• How could have been better: instead of saying to just think about it differently and stop being emotional (as these feelings and thoughts can’t be controlled); he could have just listened and shown empathy “oh that sucks”; just need to vent and then feel better.
Positive Situation: after a very negative personal experience, she was not doing well and didn’t want to leave her room; Mom talked to her and tried to help – listened, talked about it, and offered encouragement, support, comfort. and "Depression is a mental illness that affects a person’s mood—the way a person feels. Mood impacts the way people think about themselves, relate to others, and interact with the world around them. This is more than a ‘bad day’ or ‘feeling blue.’" (Canadian Mental Health Association, 2016)), Impact of mental health stigma and Types of stigma experienced by persons with mental illness