Stop the stigma
Stop the stigma
On March 16, 2020 Goverment of the philippines under Rodrigo duterte imposed an enhanced community quartine which also called lockdown. Isolation, lost of income, poverty, depression, and anxiety are just some of the mental health problem that we experience during this pandemic. Fear about the disease and what could happen can cause overwhelming stress and strong emotion to us teenagers as well as adults and children. It feels that in one snap world just change and feels different. The usuall streets full of people just feels quiet and empty. The room that we usually stay into feels big and it looks are world evolved in it. We rarely hear news that good in our ears. But this dosen't mean that the world just become nonsense. Its okay not to be okay. Us people are standing in the same platform expriencing what others experience.
Did you know that stigma drives silence? According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, most people struggle with symptoms of mental health illnesses for years before they seek help - with an average delay of 8 to 10 years. Another research from Healthy Minds Canada suggested that "More than 60% of people with mental health problems and illnesses won't seek the help they need; stigma is one of the main reasons." Mental health illnesses has been prevalent for so many years and yet, some aren't still comfortable talking about the topic. Some even call people who have mental illnesses lazy or attention seeker. But as years go by, a lot of people start to talk more openly about mental health illnesses and advocates even help in raising awareness about it now. It is proven, however, that mental health illnesses still carry stigma. That is why, we must stop the stigma by treating people who experience mental health problems without judgement. By signing this petition, we can help show our care and support towards the idea that people who have mental health problems will get better.
This petition helps in raising awareness about the importance of putting an end to the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Let us declare in one voice that having mental health problems isn't something to be ashamed of or an excuse to put someone to shame. Together, let us end the stigma.