A negative attitude towards a person with a mental illness can start as early as preschool and can continue into early adulthood. Some of the factors that influence the stigmatizers are assumptions about the individual's disorder, the appearance of the individual, and the behavior of the individual.
Mental Health Introduction. Mental health refers to the psychological and the emotional well-being of an individual. A mentally healthy person is one that is properly adjusted to the emotional and behavioural requirements of the necessary stresses and conflicts associated with daily living.