I had ENUF stigma pre-loaded from years behind the bar, watching others dish it to brothers, seeing the expressions of fear and loathing etched in grimaces of rejection. I stigmatised myself with what others might think of me; what it might mean to my employment prospects and whether or not anyone would ever find me attractive again. I'd seen this behaviour in the workplace after losing one job years earlier, merely for mentioning that my house-mate was worried that his test would come back positive. Fear and paranoia can deliver deadly blows, stigma just strengthens them. ENUF already!

melbournewolf