I was having a look round facebook, as you do and I saw something about mental illness was trending the caption was “photo project aims to expose the truth about those who suffers from disorders.”
Now I was excited about this, I love anything that exposes the stigma of mental health, so I clicked onto it.
This is the article I came across, and as I read I was aware of a slight disappointment, because the project itself is based on people of colour, thus being white myself I could’t participate.
Then I started thinking being white myself I would have no clue if other cultures and races had more of a battle with the stigma of mental health than I have found, and I know there is a large amount of stigma out there.
So I started reading the comments and there was a lot of this is racism being yelled at and my old favourite what if we did an all white one, it would be cancelled before it started.
Me, personally, I hate the fact that something like this exists, I think we as the human race should come together and fight the stigma of mental health and work towards getting rid of it.
On the other hand if there is a particular stigma towards people of different cultures and races then surely this project is a good thing. I have never thought about and now to be honest, I am going to do a bit of research on it, to see if there is something.
I would love to have your thoughts on it. Do you think its a necessary project?