Seventy-eight percent of university students reported that they concealed their mental health symptoms from those around them due to fear of stigmatization (Pereira, S. et al., 2020).
The World Health Organisation (2001) defines stigma as “a mark of shame, disgrace or disapproval which results in an individual being rejected, discriminated against, and excluded from participating in a number of different areas of society.”
Stand up to Stigma features a panel of Latrobe students discussing mental health stigma and sharing their own lived experiences of being a young person with a mental illness.
The following video may be activating for some individuals as there are references to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and medication. If you have been activated by any of the content, please complete a Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion Request Form to connect in with Wellbeing services or call the Latrobe University Crisis Line on 1300 146 307.