[Repost] “Conceal, Don’t Feel”: Disney’s “Frozen” and the stigma of mental illness

That Fine Madness

I’m gonna begin this post with some stats.  Because who doesn’t love some stats?
  • 57% of all adults believe that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness.
  • Only 25% of adults with mental health symptoms believe that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness.

(Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveyed adults in 37 states and territories about their attitudes toward mental illness)

Although I have been directly affected by it, and it kinda drives me crazy(er), I actually understand why there is such a stigma regarding mental illness in our society.  Unless I have a face and name to put to a particular issue, it is hard for me to comprehend it.  I think it’s the same with mental illness. If you intimately know someone that is struggling with a mental disorder, your heart is probably more open to researching their condition and…

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