Article, Blog Post, Mental Health

Mental Illness Stigma Is Good For No One

http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201405/the-stigma-mental-illness-is-making-us-sicker

It appears that mental illness stigma does not only affect people with mental illnesses as it stops them getting treatment and results in people sometimes isolating themselves from them, but it also creates a massive, unnecessary economic burden. #EndTheStigma

The stigma also helps reinforce the culture of silence and ignorance surrounding mental health and leads to extreme and harmful stereotypes with regard to people with mental health problems.

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