"There is still a stigma" is better presented as "we are still taught to say there is". The intrinsic harm that lesson does is measurable.
----fighting the stigma that mental health problems are greeted with.
When we are taught/teach to greet them in that manner, we disadvantage ourselves.
"If we are to fight the stigma" --misses the point entirely:
One educates the stigmatizers, one does not join them.
---A wonderful resource to start debunking the stigma of mental illness ??
The best resource I know is to refuse to accommodate anyone who says there is one.
----The objective is to remove stigma around mental health in higher education
I think you will find far too many people in higher education tenaciously clinging to that prejudice to make it an easy task.
You will also find that “professional courtesy” keeps far too many in higher education from confronting their peers on this issue.
You might want to try confronting editors and journalists supporting that prejudice to see just how difficult a task you have set.
Or, on a simple, personal level confront yourself: Are you willing to give it up that you not pass it on to others?
Confront it at Nursing Times. Let me know how it goes.
Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor