Flourishing Happiness - Walk with Me Against Stigma (WWMAS 2022) champions and envisions egalitarianism and acceptance, a stigma-free society.
Stigma is "real" and intimidating self-defeating thoughts. It hurts people as it affects their social life, causing a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. It went into a vicious cycle of submissive tendencies and losing faith. Stigma manifests and undermines people with mental health conditions and substance dependency, as they exhibit negative psychological and physiological symptoms. Societal stigma is one, but predominantly self-stigma started it all; it hurts as it affects their social life.
Many families and children suffer in silence. A study on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) shows the detrimental effect we often miss in children. As much there it is for children, youth and adults are no different. We saw significant patterns in the numbers of unreported silent sufferers who do not know “how-to” seek help. These are the quiet ones and do not know how to express emotion or reach out to tell someone they are experiencing anxiety or distress.
FOUNDER & CHIEF INNOVATION
CHIEF LEAD RESEARCHER & ADVISOR