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The Stigma About Mental Health Care

Sep 28, 2017

With our health and our bodies, we understand that quality healthcare can be costly and time consuming, but it is worth the effort. Without proper care of mental illness, simple tasks and activities become increasingly difficult, creating barriers in our lives that keep us from happiness and wellbeing.

Surprisingly, many people are more reluctant to seek mental healthcare when they have a mental issue that negatively affects the quality of...
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Understanding Bipolar Disorder And Stigma

Jul 13, 2016

What are the biggest proponents of eliminating stigma and discrimination?  Advocacy and education.  We believe that for a community to move forward with regard to stigma, especially when it’s connected to mental health, a lot of the groundwork comes through one on one relationships and standing up for what’s right.  That’s why we do our best to put the client in the center of the treatment process and it’s also...
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Children’s Mental Health Overview

May 18, 2016

What if it was as accepted and “normal” to have a mental illness as a physical illness?  Mental health has a bad rap.  It’s had a bad rap for a long time– ever since we started putting people away, locking people up in asylums, and sweeping things under the carpet.  Things have gotten better, and we still have a long ways to go.

Awareness Comes First

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Overcoming Barriers To Getting Help

Feb 24, 2016

Our main mission at the Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana is to overcome barriers to you getting the help that you need.  If you look on the Who We Are page on our website, you’ll notice that the very first thing that you see is our focus on “transforming the perception of mental health.” 

There’s no question that there is a grand illusion of mental illness in our...
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Mental Illness and Shame

Jun 10, 2015

Two of our goals at the Post Trauma Institute is to raise awareness within the Northshore and Baton Rouge communities about mental health access and to reduce the shame and stigma associated with mental illness.  

A recent report by the Huffington Post noted that almost a third of Americans who suffer from mental illness choose not to seek treatment because of fear of judgment.  Simply...
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Mental Illness In The Media

Mar 18, 2015

 What are the most common images that come up regarding mental illness in the media?   More often than not, people with mental illness are depicted as troubled souls who desperately need help.  How often do we hear of a shooting and automatically attribute it to mental illness before we even read the story?  Most movies that feature characters with mental illness are deranged killers or people who have...
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