Stigma

NAMI Monroe County walked in support of mental illness advocacy and stigma elimination during Mental Illness Awareness Week while partnering with NAMI Dane County.  We are raising funds in hopes to implement more opportunities in Monroe County (and surrounding areas) and, so far, we’re doing pretty well.  At the Walk event, NAMI Monroe won 1st place in Read More

What is Stigma? Stigma is a sign or sense of disgrace that sets someone apart from others. When people living with a mental health condition are defined or labeled by their condition, they may become part of a stereotyped group that experiences shame, blame and secrecy. Social stigma may include prejudice, exclusion and discrimination toward Read More