End the Stigma

Join the Conversation on
End the Stigma
4K people
0 stories
299 posts
Note: The hashtags you follow are publicly viewable on your profile; you can change this at any time.
  • Explore Our Newsletters
  • What's New in End the Stigma
    See full photo

    Season 3, Episode 11 : Bi-Polar SuperHero

    #BipolarDisorder #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma

    See full photo

    Food & Nutrition Friday: Thanksgiving With Diabetes

    With Thanksgiving Day coming in just a few short weeks, what ways do you keep yourself motivated in managing type 2 diabetes?

    For example:

    🍗 How do you navigate Thanksgiving with diabetes?

    🍗 Do you create alternatives of some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes that you no longer eat?

    🍗 How do you prepare for Thanksgiving as a person with diabetes?

    🍗 How do you handle situations with friends or family members that ask you about your conditions, give you unwanted advice and/or make negative comments during this time of year?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Thanksgiving #Health #EatingHealthy #EndTheStigma #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

    See full photo

    Wellness Wednesday: Insulin Use In Type 2 Diabetes

    Insulin use in type 2 diabetes is surrounded by many misconceptions and prejudices.

    It was taught to many people, including myself, that using insulin as a treatment was a sign of failure.

    It was something I remember being taught when I was born with gestational diabetes in two of the three pregnancies I had. As long as you exercised and ate right, I was taught that was a sign of success. However, taking diabetes medication or using insulin during your pregnancy indicates that you didn't do enough to control your numbers and you failed to succeed.

    Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have learned the truth about the use of insulin in type 2 diabetes:

    💙 Insulin is not a sign of failure.

    💙 Using insulin is not a sign a failure.

    💙 You are not a failure for using insulin.

    When insulin is used to manage your type 2 diabetes, your body simply needs a little extra help to achieve the target levels set by your healthcare provider to maintain optimal health.

    My colleague, Corinna, wrote an article that really puts things into perspective:


    ❓What were some of the misconceptions you had about the use of insulin?

    ❓What are the takeaways that you have after reading the article?

    Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #EndTheStigma #insulin #Health #treatment #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    Vital Video Stigmatized Mental Illness

    My boyfriend sent me a link shared on Facebook but originally from Instagram of a video with a cat parodying the J.G. Wentworth commercial jingle, except they changed the lyrics to, "I have a mental illness and I need cats now..." Only two people in the comments I read were offended. Everyone else thought it was hilarious.


    See full photo

    Check out this great FREE online event from diaTribe!

    Addressing diabetes stigma is going to take out-of-the-box, disruptive ideas. Learn from incredible speakers including Renza Scibilia, Alysse Dalessandro, Tony Pearson, and Brian Fitzegerald at the diaTribe Foundation’s d22 Lightning Talks on 10/25 at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET.

    Register now: [https://hopin.com/events/d22-lightning-talks-diabetes-stigma-and-the-need-for-disruption?utm_source=Partner%20Orgs&utm_campaign=Partners](https://hopin.com/events/d22-lightning-talks-diabetes-stigma-and-the-need-for-disruption?utm_source=Partner%20Orgs&utm_campaign=Partners)

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #HealthCare #Health #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #Stigma #event

    See full photo

    It's World Mental Health Day!

    October 10th is World Mental Health Day!

    Lets spread awareness and end the stigma together!

    #EndTheStigma #MentalHealthAwareness #depressionawareness #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #MentalHealthisHealth


    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is gemisagem. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.





    #PTSD #selfhelp #EndTheStigma


    Please no hate comments or "cringe" reposts, but I am apart of the otherkin community as nonhuman

    It's true

    It's not in any pessimistic or degrading way, don't
    worry. I am a part of the otherkin/alterhuman
    community. For me, I'm an alien hybrid
    involuntarily. Being called a human makes me
    sad. I mean I get why, it's extremely common in
    our society. It's expected the vast majority of the
    time because a pretty very small even know
    about what it means. Yes, I am aware that I'm in
    a human body and have a humanlike mind. I do
    not act wrongfully inhumane.

    I decided to say this because I am making sure
    that this is a safe space for sure, even for
    someone who identifies as nonhuman like me.
    That and "human" makes me sad, but I'm not
    mad. We face a lot of stigma, being called
    cringey and posted in cringe subreddits back and
    forth, and saying that we can only be a full
    human and that's it. The majority of us coming
    out or just being ourselves, there's a "cringe"
    repost about that. No, I do not experience
    delusions. Also "cringe" is a disgusting word.

    Here’s a link if anyone’s interested ⭐️ alt-h.net/educate/faq.php

    I hope I don’t regret posting this…

    #Alterhuman #otherkin #Identity #IExist #EndTheStigma #Stigma #EDUCATE


    Hanging On the Edge: One Man's Perspective on Rock Climbing & the Therapeutic Relationship

    Rock climbing saved my life. When I am on the side of that mountain, I feel more grounded, more alive, and more connected to the Universe. For me, it’s a holy place. This is my church. In my 32 short years on this planet, I have found climbing to be a beautiful metaphor for overcoming the difficulties life throws our way, sometimes.

    In the rock climbing community as in everyday life, we refer to the obstacles we’re working through as “problems”. Although I am tired, hurting, and feel I can’t go on...I don’t give up. I continue pushing through the pain, doubt, and exhaustion until I finally reach the summit. At which point, I can reflect back on all the problems I overcame, the path I took, and what technique I used to get through it. Then, I can feel an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment for all my hard work. The next time I encounter a similar problem, I'll know what to do to get past it.

    No one pushed or pulled me up the mountain. All that hard work was mine. The person on the ground belaying me is merely there to provide me with safety, support, and ensure I do not fall, should I stumble. Everything else is up to me. The more I work through my problems, with my friend supporting me on the ground, the stronger I become.

    You see, therapy is a lot like rock climbing. In this allegory or metaphor, you (the climber) are the patient, the mountain is your crisis, the "problems" are all the obstacles that stand between you and overcoming the crisis such as the loss of a job or the death of a loved one or an illness, the summit is mental wellness, and the person belaying you is the therapist.

    While your therapist doesn't tell you how to feel, what to think, or what conclusions to come to, they are there as a constant support to figuratively catch you should you have any setbacks during your journey. They keep you safe and secure by "holding the rope" so that you do not plummet, and so you can resume where you left off whenever you are ready.

    You can absolutely achieve wellness on your own, or "free climb", but the trek will be significantly more difficult, and there will be no one "on the ground" to spot an easier path or remind you of different techniques you can implement to overcome those problem areas. So even though you are the one doing all the work, your therapist is an integral part of your team, who spots the problem areas ahead of time and assists in identifying the various tools you can use to get past them. In essence, they help you work through the problems in this way, without actually pulling or pushing you up the side of the "mountain". This is how you gain the strength and coping tools needed to persevere toward this summit and all future summits. Thus, rock climbing has taught me that when you replace "I" with "we", mental illness truly does become mental wellness❤

    #MentalHealth #CollegeMentalHealth #wellness #CollegeSports #Sports #Therapist #Psychiatrist #ChronicIllnessStigma #EndTheStigma #MentalHealthStigma #BipolarDisorder #Agoraphobia #BrainInjury #Medication #Inspiration #Depression #Addiction #MentalHealthHero