Common phrases like “I’m not crazy” or “Do I look like I belong in a loony bin?” still seem to be parallel to Psychology or counselling in Namibia in this day and age. The question needs to be asked; are people still so misinformed regarding mental health? Or is it more a case of self-stigmatisation? It deems necessary to inspect what brings about these misconceptions and whether it can be eliminated.
The stigma surrounding mental health may possibly stem from earlier beliefs that people with pathologies were viewed as crazy, violent or even possessed.