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  • Stigma prevents many mentally ill people from seeking help
    Stigma prevents many mentally ill people from seeking help
    In spite of the availability of effective treatment illness, 40 percent mentally ill people do not receive care and many who begin with an intervention do not finish it, says a report by the Association for Psychological Science. Researchers...
  • The Introvert in an Extrovert World
    The Introvert in an Extrovert World
    “Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again.” ~Anais NinWho we are constitutionally and temperamentally is the...
  • Tributes need suicide prevention initiatives
    Robin Williams' suicide may impact suicide prevention initiatives
    Robin Williams' depression ended in tragedy, when the actor took his own life. Will his death impact suicide prevention initiatives?Described as "battling demons" throughout his life, Robin Williams was among 38,000 Americans who...
  • T-shirt meant to offend
    Meet the anti-Redskins logo that is supposed to hurt your feelings
    I hate to disappoint three fat liberals from Canada, but their scheme to turn the tables on us white bigots is old hat — literally. In fact, the hat in question is on display here, but it never became the stigma the National Congress of...
  • Gay pride
    Study links shorter lifespan for gays and bisexuals in less tolerant communities
    An article published today, February 24, 2014, by Reuters Health reports that a study conducted by theMailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York has found a connection between the lifespan of gays and bisexuals and the...
  • 'Crazy Person' Halloween Costume
    'Mental patient' costumes still being sold at U.S.-based stores
    When two U.K. chain stores pulled “mental patient” and “psycho” Halloween costumes from sale and apologized, it made headlines that stretched across the Atlantic, from the BBC to CNN, AP, Reuters and all points in between....
  • A Tattoo Could Hurt Your Career
    A Tattoo Could Hurt Your Career
    The Latin word for tattoo is ‘stigma’, and the name and meaning still carries today. There are those who believe that having a tattoo adds an aesthetic quality to the body. Most are reflections of one’s personality. Still, there...
  • Doctors must become more knowledgeable about eating disorders in order to help without stigmatizing.
    Misconceptions: Educating doctors about eating disorders
    A blog post written today, Aug. 14, has reawakened a pressing problem in the treatment of eating disorders, the misconceptions and lack of experience that many doctors have about those disorders. Temimah Zucker, an advocate for eating disorder...
  • Hate flier
    'Artemis' fliers target people with disabilities
    Anonymous fliers being posted around Portland, with messages threatening to reveal the names of neighborhood residents who receive disability benefits, qualify as “hate speech,” according to the Portland Commission on Disability (PCOD)...
  • BBC radio announcer apologizes for slight to Wimbeldon champ
    BBC radio announcer apologizes for slight to Wimbeldon champ
    One of BBC's radio announcers apologized Jul. 7 to Marion Bartoli, after making unflattering remarks about Bartoli's appearance. Bartoli, who won the women's single final on Saturday, achieved the pinnacle of her field, and yet she was...
  • ADHD Stigma
    ADHD Stigma Undeserved
    Mental illness carries with it an undeserved stigma that makes those with disorders such as ADHD the impression that they are somehow, “broken,” or “defective.” On the contrary, there is ample evidence pointing out that...
  • Media portrayals of shooters influence public attitudes towards mental illness
    Media portrayals of shooters influence public attitudes towards mental illness
    Media coverage of mass shootings by a shooter who is mentally ill can have a negative impact on the public’s attitudes towards mental illness, says a new study by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study was...
  • Race Away Stigma
    'Race Away Stigma' 5K for ADHD and other mental health issues set for Oct. 13
    Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), located in the Capital Region’s Troy, NY, is hosting its fourth annual “Race Away Stigma 5K Race and Fun Walk” this year on Saturday, Oct.13th, at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium at 80 Vandenburgh...
  • AIDS Ribbons
    Stigma and ignorance kill contribute to murder
    News has been widely circulated lately about a woman in Dallas, Texas who was killed by her boyfriend because she had HIV and failed to disclose her status prior to sex. The accused, who was allegedly a married man, confessed to the crime by...
  • Alzheimer's World Report
    Stigma and social exclusion are major barriers for people with Alzheimer’s
    Nearly one in four people with dementia try to hide their condition because they fear being stigmatized, says a report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) .The World Alzheimer Reportcalled Overcoming the stigma of dementia also...