Words matter! Put the person before the diagnosis or difference with non-stigmatizing, person-first language. People are more than the sum of their traits. It’s also important to always be mindful of others’ preferences and to be open to adjusting terms as necessary. Use this chart to begin incorporating more inclusive, person-first language into your discussions about mental wellbeing.
To learn more, read our Use Person-First Language to Reduce Stigma blog.