About Us

Putting Stigma to Shame –

so easy to use…

i) simply join as an Allie – we want mental health sufferers to speak out and help give people a true and fair understanding of what it is like to live with a mental health difficulty. Only through the lens of an honest perspective can we reach the understanding required to put stigma to shame. By sharing your journey you have a powerful tool. We need your contribution to help end the stigma surrounding mental health.

ii) The blog is full of useful information. You can contribute at the end of every post.

So, what are we about?…

We’re starting a campaign aimed at reducing stigma suffered by people with mental health difficulties. We feel there is still a distinct lack of understanding, leading to unnecessary suffering, giving rise to destabilisation, prolonged illness and decreased quality of life.

Critically, we think it is both the job of the patient and general public to ensure they are better informed about mental health. We believe it should be all mental health patients’ ultimate aim to take full responsibility for how they feel about their illness; only then will they be empowered enough to make independent assessments about how they feel, with greater freedom from the influences of others. We are not saying that others are not to blame, but how you feel, now, about your condition, and yourself, has got to come from you. Only then will you find your true power and potential. Which is infinite!!

We have setup an Allies Page, so you can share your stories, and give others the opportunity to understand what mental illness is all about. After all, the majority of people don’t get the opportunity to talk to, and experience mental health from a sufferer. Instead, they pick up false and misleading information, from our televisions and media, which unfairly stigmatise mental health patients as dangerous, unpredictable and something to be feared.

The mission is for people to collect LAFS (Lets all feel special). There is absolutely no need for hate, and disrespect, in a world where there is the possibility for us all to be kind and pursue a greater degree of both self and interpersonal understanding.

Good Health and Namaste!

The Putting Stigma to Shame Team 🙂

If you would like to contribute to the future improvement and success of the site, then please consider signing up on the Allies Page. 

We are currently trying to raise funds to improve the images on the site. Please give as much, or as little ($5 would be a huge help!) as you can. Simply go to the ‘Donate Now’ link on the right hand side of the Allies page.

Warm wishes and namaste,

The Putting Stigma to Shame Team 🙂