What is Social Stigmatization?

The mark on the body is known as the stigma. The stigma has its origins in Greece, since it was the name given to the marks on the body, made of hot iron, on slaves trying to escape. In sociology, stigma is seen as the behavior, trait or condition that an individual possesses, and generates their inclusion in a social group whose members are seen as inferior or unacceptable. 

The reasons for contempt or discrimination are, among other things, of racial, religious, ethnic origin. When it comes to mental illness, stigma is the label used on the individual who suffers from some of them, which generates negative reactions in human life since he may lose confidence in himself, in recovery and ability. to live a normal life. 

The above are generated by being constantly identified as "schizophrenic", "autistic", "depressed", among other labels according to their illness, generating constant uncertainty in the personality of man, and creating a sense of disability.


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