Breaking the mental health stigma

July 12, 2023 / Molina Healthcare

Breaking the mental health stigma

BIPOC communities have a hard time getting mental health services.


  • Trouble getting rides
  • Access to health care
  • Language barriers
  • Cultural stigma
  • Immigration status
  • Racism

Mental health does not discriminate. It does not care about race, social economic status or beliefs. It affects anyone.

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. Getting help for your mental health is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength.

Breaking the mental health stigma

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has some ideas on how to fight mental health stigma.

Talk openly about mental health. Talking about mental health helps people understand how common mental health illnesses are. 

Think about language. Be mindful. Think before you speak. Be kind and understanding.  Focus on the person and not on the mental illness.

Learn more about mental health. Read articles and watch educational videos about mental health illnesses and treatment.  Knowledge and understanding helps to reduce mental health stigma.  

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Category: Mental Health