The stigma surrounding mental health disorders might create barriers for those needing treatment. While mental health and addiction disorders appear to be more prevalent in the media, as celebrities share inspiring stories of their issues, society might still have a bias about mental health disorders. Those dealing with severe and persistent mental health disorders may not seek treatment due to the stigma surrounding their disorders. People may have difficulty with admitting that they have a disorder such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, or another severe disorder. They might not be in treatment due to the potential impact of a diagnosis on life aspirations, especially career and relationship goals.

Be The Hero You Need

For every person in treatment, there are likely many others who are not getting the help that they need. When you engage in recovery and treatment, you might be an inspiration to others who need it. You could be a hero to someone else who is afraid of the stigma of mental health disorders. By getting treatment, you might be setting an example for others. You might not even realize who you are inspiring. When you are brave enough to battle your own disorder, others can look to you in admiration. While you may wish the stigma of severe mental illnesses would just go away, you can bring about social change and inspire others to get help. 

When we do not have heroes of our own, we may need to be the ones who go into battle. Be the hero that you need and get help today!

Stigma can create a barrier for those needing mental health treatment. Mental health issues may be an underlying cause of addiction. At Alta Loma, we are here to help men suffering from both mental health disorders and addiction. We believe that stigma should not be a barrier to treatment and hope to inspire you to get the help that you need. Unlike most other rehabilitation facilities, we are willing and able to treat men with chronic and severe mental health disorders, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We believe that everyone can contribute something of value to the world. We are here to help you or a loved one struggling with addiction due to a chronic mental health disorder. We have a multifaceted approach to meet your unique needs within our structured program. Learn more about treatment options today by calling Alta Loma today at (866) 457-3843. Recovery is possible!