Make your own free website on
Moonlight Oxon
 index  About us  Contact us  Links  Perspectives  Services  Stigma
  Stigma :-        

We stigmatise in so many ways that it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. We ALL do it. But when is it wrong? Where does the buck stop?



No one at present knows exactly why the brain works the way it does. Their are theories but many still disagree on fundamentals. For instance the American use of expression differs from the UK. German Phsychiatrists may disagree with UK opinion and vica versa.

Everyone in society creates there own ideal for behaviour and the causes for it.

Unfortunately most of these people get it wrong. Stigma often comes from labelling in a way that doesn't allow for changing belief.

Its almost as if we have to wait for people to go through mental health illness before they will understand. This is clearly not good enough.

Check the links section for web pages that deal directly with stigma and mental health