Don’t Be Defined by Your Diagnosis


Are you tired of being referred to as a mental illness? You’re not alone.

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health – 51% of the U.S. population will suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Since people don’t want to be seen as crazy, stupid or defective, fewer than half of those who suffer from mental health problems ever seek help.

Regrettably, the conversation on mental health remains shrouded by misconceptions and harmful stereotypes. Many people with mental health problems feel that the stigma and discrimination they experience from their family, friends, coworkers, and society itself, makes their symptoms worse and delays the recovery process.

If you are one of the millions of people trying to overcome the deep-seated stereotypes associated with mental illness, watch this video…

At Amen Clinics, we can help you and your loved ones overcome the pervasive stigma and suffering associated with disorders like ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, brain injury, addictions, memory issues and more. Call us today at 888-288-9834 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

Don’t be defined by your diagnosis. You are not just ______.


  1. It is not so much being diagnosed or labeled that bothers me. When the discussion of healing comes up there are so many unanswered questions. I want to wean or rehab off prescription meds and I get stop signs from people on drugs and people not on drugs. I guess I need to heal my own way privately. I do not want to argue over it. I do not want to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life. I want to be free.

    Comment by Jerry — December 23, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

  2. My 37-year-old son lives with me and my husband. He has been unemployed for the past 6+ years. From his behavior I believe he is bipolar. Jerry, like you he refuses to take psychotropic meds. After two incarcerations, he is home now and more appreciative. He is on probation and required to be in a counseling program.

    There may be a chemical imbalance in his brain, but he has never been seen by a doctor for a thorough workup. Your comments made me realize his revulsion about being perceived as crazy or mentally defective as he graduated magna cum laude from college. He is jobless and cut off from friends due to shame about his life.

    Comment by Faye — March 17, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

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