The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) looks at New Zealanders’ attitudes to a range of health topics, including mental illness. In 2014, it asked respondents about their attitudes to people experiencing mental illness, using the scenario of the opening of a community mental health centre in their neighbourhood. TheyContinue Reading Some of the so-called “mentally ill” are just making excuses for their weakness or failure. These people need to stop whining, get up off the couch and go find a job. Anyone who claims mental health conditions are the bogus rationalizations of the chronic underachiever is talking out ofContinue Reading Mental illness is destructive, but thankfully it is still not all that common. According to a recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health, 18.6 percent of American adults (43.7 million people) will suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year. Among the adolescent ageContinue Reading

Spanking Leads to Serious Mental Issues in Children, Says UNH Professor #stopabuse — Stop Abuse Campaign (@AbuseStoppers) October 7, 2014 Spanking children leads to slow cognitive development and increased criminal and anti-social behavior, a research done for over four decades by a professor of University of New Hampshire states.Continue Reading

Stigma is dead. Stigma was eradicated years and years ago in many people who suffer from no-fault biological diseases. For example, stigma used to exist in men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer. It also existed in people with no illness at all: gays, lesbians, the left-handed andContinue Reading