The stigma associated with mental illness is often perpetuated by the use of prejudicial language. Television shows and movies often depict people with mental illnesses as unsympathetic characters. This is neither a fair or accurate portrait of the individuals Housing Options works with daily nor of people recovering from mental illnesses in general.
Ignorance adds to the challenges facing individuals recovering from mental illnesses. Due to common misperceptions, people are often fearful or discriminatory around individuals with mental illnesses. Frequently, this makes it difficult for people affected by the diseases to seek treatment, make friends and openly discuss their experiences.
If you would like to invite a Housing Options representative to speak to your community group, please call (847) 866-2977 or contact us.