Eliminating the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

stig·ma
ˈstiɡmə
noun-a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
“the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me”
synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, opprobrium, humiliation, (bad) reputation
“the stigma of bankruptcy”

  • Mental health is just a part of good health. Caring for our mind is just as important as caring for our body. People feel no shame seeking medical help for a knee injury; getting eye glasses to make their vision perfect, or even just getting a check up to make sure the body is in good shape. Taking care of one’s mind is no different than caring for the other parts of our body; one should not feel poorly about themselves for seeking mental health care.
  • Like other practitioners, our goal is to help you maintain optimal health. We can help with smaller concerns and prevent symptoms from getting worse. While some patients experience great difficulty functioning in day to day life; there are benefits to seeking help when problems are less intense and disruptive.
  • Mental health concerns are more common than you think. Anxiety and depression are common concerns among adults and children alike. Most people know someone who has suffered from these at some point in time. Sharing stories, like those found at wisewisconsin.org help people understand that they are not alone in feeling the way they do; and promote greater understanding of the issue.

Yurk Counseling Services LLC is a safe, non judgmental place where we can help you with problems both big and small. There is no stigma for seeking help, only a partner in your best possible health. Give Yurk Counseling Services LLC a call today to schedule your appointment at 920-287-0406.

 

 

Tara

Tara Taylor, MA, LPC-IT