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Mental Health Awareness Month

April 26, 2017

As we approach the month of May, which is the official Mental Health Awareness Month, we find ourselves talking more openly about mental illness. Doctors, neurosurgeons, and professionals from all over the globe are constantly testing, researching and trying to understand what creates mood disorders, chemical imbalances , and personality disorders. While science is trying to break through the complexities of the brain, we are here doing everything we can to bring the suffering to light. Every year, we continue a movement toward destigmatizing and decriminalizing those who suffer from mental illness. After all, one in four people will suffer…

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Where Does the Stigma in Mental Health Come From?

    Taking the first step in admitting you have a mental health problem and need help can be difficult. The stigmas surrounding mental health can make it even harder. Mental health stigmas often lead to various forms of exclusion or discrimination at work and within your circle of family and friends. Stigmatizing beliefs about mental health are shared by a wide range of individuals within society, regardless of if they know someone with a mental health condition. Adolescents with mental health problems may face stigmatized behaviors from family, peers, teachers, and school staff. Adults may experience stigma from friends,…

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