What is social sigma?
Social stigma occurs when someone views another person based on negative assumptions that distinguishes them from other members of society, often resulting in labeling, exclusion, stereotypes, and discrimination. This process of "othering" or stigmatizing may relate to gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, culture, intellect, or health.
Stigma Toward Mental Health and Illness
If you live with a mental illness and receive stigma, your prerogative is to get back into your window of tolerance, not to word joust someone who isn't willing to learn. My hope and wish is for you to take care of yourself, first.