IP005: Mythology and Stigma of Mental Health
Nikki Prins is a master's student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. We discuss how mythology has played a role in how people viewed mental health in the past and currently as well as how pop culture portrays mental health. We talked about the stigma that is even in the mental health field. Not everything about mental health is bad. We talk about the benefits of mental health symptoms and what it is like living with a variety of mental health disorders including PTSD, Anxiety, and paranoia. How culture plays a role in mental health symptoms as well as the different expressions of them. Lastly, we discuss the difference between the medical model and the wellness model of treatment.