A Story of Self-Stigma, Shame, and a New Direction with Self-Compassion
What is stigma? Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary defines stigma as “a mark of shame or discredit: STAIN.” WISE addresses 3 types of stigma: social stigma, structural stigma, and self-stigma. Do you ever have this feeling? If you only knew this “bad thing” about me (whatever that might be), you wouldn’t This is shame in action. And […]
An Introduction to Honest, Open, Proud
In February, we discussed the TLC4 Model, which explains how WISE reaches various populations and produces tangible change throughout Wisconsin. Click here to reread that article. In that post, we also said that the best way to reduce stigma is to share our own mental health challenges and story of recovery with others. However, […]
Self-Stigma: Internalizing Trauma
Learn about how trauma is internalized differently by adults and children, as well as the possible long and short term effects and how this can lead to self-stigma.