Defining Stigma

Hi “You’re crazy! You lied! You’ve changed! You need some real help! We will never know the “real” you! ”

Stigma- it can alter a life even end a life.

When we hear the word stigma we often look at it as a dark cloud, no one wants it, some are afraid to be around it and some would even use it for their own gain by calling others with labels even before understanding the impact it would have on someone.

Defining stigma needs to change. How? By understanding ourselves first, getting to know our own mental health can make a greater positive impact on ourselves and others.

When you are diagnosed with any form of mental health, it is a wave of change. However it can also be a voice of reason . How? By being able to say ” I am still ME, and this is part of me, but it doesn’t Define who I really AM” a powerful phrase that can omit the negative version of Stigma and enlightened a new way of thinking.

Remember , your VOICE IS YOUR POWER TO CHANGE ANYTHING INCLUDING HOW WE DEFINE STIGMA!

We Believe In You!

Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services continues to offer virtual therapy sessions to new and existing clients. As the province of Ontario re-opens for business, We are slowly bringing back in person sessions on Mondays with precautionary measures. If you're struggling or know someone who is please reach out to us at info@embracingempowerment.com or 613-983-6737. You Are Not Alone.