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Let's Call Mental Health Stigma What It Really Is: Discrimination

It’s no secret that there’s a veil of shame surrounding mental illness. Nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet only 25 percent of people with a psychological condition feel that others are understanding or compassionate about their illness, according to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Typically, we refer to this dissonance as stigma, but we have been wrong to do so.
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