People with mental illness value contact with family.But families may be unwilling to interact with their mentally ill family member.It turns out there were differences between how depressed people and non-depressed people posted.Those folks who were depressed tended to use filters less frequently than those who weren’t depressed.It is sometimes the case that the severely mentally ill person becomes homeless.This in itself is isolating, and they then must suffer the double stigmatization of being homeless as well as mentally ill.Social isolation is also sometimes due to the unwillingness of others to befriend the mentally ill. The stigma associated with mental illness creates huge barriers to socialization.People with severe mental illness are probably the most isolated social group of all.
It is therefore necessary to confront biased social attitudes in order to reduce the discrimination and stigma of people who are living with mental illness. Could the Instagram filter someone chooses actually clue us into their mental state?According to a new study published in the journal EPJ Data Science, social media and mental illness are linked.Many people with severe psychiatric disabilities say that the stigma associated with their illness is as distressing as the symptoms themselves.
This stigmatization not only prevents them from interacting with others, but may prevent them from seeking treatment, which in turn exposes them to a greater risk of suicide. Other things affected can be the ability to learn and memory function. It can be the trigger of depression and alcoholism.