3 Types of Stigma For Leaders to Realize in a Leadership Position.

Jefferies Jiang
1 min readJul 26, 2021

When people internalise and accept unfavourable preconceptions, they develop self-stigma. It transforms a “whole” individual into a “broken” one. “Depression can be a dreadful illness,” one colleague explained. It makes you feel worthless and unfulfilled.”

The negative attitude of society toward a certain group of people is known as public stigma (also known as social stigma). When it comes to behavioural health issues, it fosters an environment in which those who suffer from them are shunned, feared, and alienated. “There is such a stigma regarding mental-health disorders,” one employee explained. But if you don’t talk about it, it will become a taboo subject.

Structural stigma (which includes workplace stigma) refers to system-level discrimination, such as cultural norms, institutional practises, and healthcare regulations that aren’t on par with other health issues, which limits resources and opportunities and, as a result, lowers well-being. One employee told us, “Finding [healthcare] providers is the number-one issue I encounter.” “It’s a dilemma for me and my family.”