MY ARTICLES Stigma

The Total me

The Total me

Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Mental Illness in General Stigma

 

Steps to healing. Several years ago, I made a diagram of the total me: what my views were towards life and how I fit into this gigantic world revolving around me.

It’s rewarding to see how far I have traveled and how far I still need to go. I hope this model will help you to put things into perspective for your life. I refer to it when I am fighting stigma. I have written an article, ‘Understanding Stigma’ for those who are trying to understand and deal with the discrimination of mental illness brought on by stigma. The model helped me to heal and to become successful in dealing with schizoaffective disorder.

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