According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (2016), 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness in a given year- that’s 20% of the American population. Even though there is a large percentage of individuals being affected by mental illness each year, there is still a strong stigma and negativity attached to mental illness.
What are some examples of mental health conditions that have a stigma and negativity attached to it in our society? Do you have any personal perceived stigmas associated with mental illness? How do you think these stigmas have developed within our society? Does media have a role in it? How do these stigmas affect patient diagnosis and treatment? Lastly, what can we do as a society and individuals to extinguish these stigmas associated with mental illness?
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