—-Debunking the Myths: Why Stigma Against Mental Health Still Exists in Ireland
Disguising prejudice as “stigma” is a very old ruse, and a generally successful one. You are not the first to be fooled by the disguise, and you will not be the last.
I am also not fooled by this disguise:
—-See Change is the national stigma reduction programme for mental health.
It is equally clever: It both asserts a “stigma,” and having done so wants to “reduce it” (not saying how much it wants to preserve.)
I do not know how to account for university students advancing a claim of “stigma”, but prejudices are that enticing.
So long as one can think, “stigma”, one does not have to think prejudice.
Or, so long as one does not think… one can advance claims of “stigma.”
Harold A. Maio, retired mental health