stigma of mental illness
Beyond Stigma And Bias, Many Transgender People Struggle With Mental Health
Diana Feliz Oliva, a 45-year-old transgender woman who grew up outside Fresno, Calif., remembers being bullied when she was younger and feeling confused about her gender identity. She was depressed and fearful about being found out, and she prayed every night for God to take her while she slept.
Dr. Todd Hastings recently received a University of Phoenix Alumni Fellowship in support of a study examining college student attitudes about people with mental illness.
A diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD) in the postpartum period directly impacts the mother, infant and family. The stigma of mental illness for new mothers is a powerful obstacle to care, preventing women from accessing critical care and support. Lack of medical care for women suffering from BD in postpartum period has been associated with increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. The problem to be addressed in this grounded theory study is the lack of knowledge regarding the stigma of mental illness for mothers diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) in the first year postpartum.