STIGMA & INCLUSION: Creating Equality for People with Mental Illness

Did you know that 90% of people who suffer from a mental health disorder say that stigma has had a negative impact on their lives? Stigma takes many forms including fear of interaction and the notion that people with a mental illness cannot function or succeed. Stigma can have a crippling affect on people’s abilities to find work, housing, and relationships. contributor Lisa La Rose cites education about mental health matters as a key ingredient in the fight against stigma. To view this article, click here.