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Stamping out the stigma of mental illness


October 7, 2019

October is “Stamp Out Stigma” month being sponsored by the Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) to reduce the public stigma of mental illness and disorders caused by substance abuse. This SOS effort is one piece of the puzzle for getting a grip on a mental health epidemic sweeping the country.

The campaign leaders hope to change “the dialogue on mental health and addiction from a whisper to a conversation.”

Even though great advances have been made in our understanding of mental illness, we still have a paradigm hangover from early days when going to an institutio...

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