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How do you cope with being associated with a stigma?
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I've sort of gotten used to the stigma attached to being a muslim hijabi girl, since i know there is one, But it doesn't affect me personally in the sense that it doesn't stop me doing what i want to, or can, do.
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How do you cope with being associated with a stigma?
I have a stigmatized MH diagnosis and the way I deal with it is simply to hide it from everyone.
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I have a stigmatized MH diagnosis and the way I deal with it is simply to hide it from everyone.
That's not a very healthy way to contend with the issue but then again the stigmas I have are ones that I feel are best kept hidden away from the judgmental public.
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Ignoring it is the best way for me. Fighting against it is pointless.

Stigma for mental conditions btw!!
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That's not a very healthy way to contend with the issue but then again the stigmas I have are ones that I feel are best kept hidden away from the judgmental public.
I can't change the world and being open with what I have going on mentally would lead to a great deal of ostracism, embarrassment, and being viewed in a very judgemental light by so many people.
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I can't change the world and being open with what I have going on mentally would lead to a great deal of ostracism, embarrassment, and being viewed in a very judgemental light by so many people.
I understand because I feel the same way you do-if people knew about my stigmas then they'd act with hostility towards me.
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i'm like Sabertooth where i just don't talk about it (mh). it's not because i'm embarrassed tho; it's because i know others will not truly understand and there's nothing worse than not being truly understood because you feel like you're alone, or you're not being listened to or believed like you're making it up. but the other issue is how do you bring it up in conversation without depressing the conversation? :dontknow:

another stigma i must deal with is being the victim of domestic abuse/violence. to keep it short, i was in a long-term relationship with someone who was very sick in the head (i mean that literally) who led a double-life and used me to cover up their abuse with other people/sex addiction. the stigma that 'i should have known' or i must be a stupid person or a weak person, or i must have low standards (i don't, i have extremely high standards :yep:) is why i keep quiet. like, almost no one knows even mildly about my past except my therapists, my family and TSR i guess

(ps not advocating this lifestyle of silence, just sayin.)
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stigma for mental health.. stigma for mental health...
idk man just pretend like mental health isn't real and rock on :rock:
turn up the bass and that
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I accept that it exists and try not to dwell on the things that people may stigmatise me for as I can't change them.
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