About PSTS

Putting Stigma to Shame (PSTS) –

so easy to use…

i) simply join as an Allie – ideal for anyone suffering or caring for someone with poor mental health, or anyone who just wishes to have a better understanding of all things related to mental health and stigma.

ii) browse our posts (see the right side of the home page), lovingly written by our Founder, Andrew Newson, and leave a comment at the bottom of the page. We look forward to connecting with you all!

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.

Mental health patients, in particular, measure their self-esteem not only on how they see themselves but, more importantly, on how others respond to them.

We have setup an Allies Page, so friends and family can share their stories, and give others the opportunity to understand what mental illness is all about.

A lot of the ill feeling towards mental health stems from fear. Mental health patients can behave in a way that is not considered normal. This deviation from desirable behaviour creates an element of alienation for sufferers. Job applications may not be acknowledged and terrorists may be diagnosed with mental health difficulties. Worst of all friends, and even family, may turn their backs. There is a distinct lack of empathy and understanding that Putting Stigma to Shame is seeking to address.The Putting Stigma to Shame Team hope to bring people together to pursue a better understanding of how mental health affects themselves, and their friends and families.

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 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 🙂