Topic 6 Overcoming stigma

Time for reflection…

Think of a time that you faced stigma. What was it about? How did you feel? Can you think of more than one time if there is a case, identifying if it was self-stigma or public stigma?

Strategies to overcome self-stigma:

  • Don’t let stigma create self-doubt or shame
  • Don’t isolate yourself
  • Decide what information to disclose, how to disclose it, when and where
  • Educate yourself and others
  • Join a support group
  • Speak out against stigma