The everyday stigma project exists to catalogue examples of day-to-day mental health experiences, in order to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness. From the simple reality of maintaining mental health to the challenges of outright discrimination and ignorance, we want to hear your stories. Share as much as you like, use your real name or a pseudonym – it’s up to you. We hope that by making these experiences visible we encourage everyone to feel comfortable talk openly about mental health – something that affects every one of us. Just because mental health cannot be seen, doesn’t mean its effects should remain invisible.
If you prefer to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we can upload your story for you instead. Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @EverydayStigma, sharing your thoughts using the hashtag #everydaystigma.
Warning – some posts may contain the following :
suicidal ideation / suicide
isms, shaming, or hatred of any kind (racism, classism, sexism, transphobia, non-vanilla shaming, sex positive shaming, fat shaming/body image shaming, neuroatypical shaming)
abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual)
eating disorders (including specific mention of behaviours, e.g. vomit, exercise)
descriptions of violence (including terrorism)
discussions of sex (even consensual)
death and terminal illness