STIGMA & INCLUSION: Mental Illness – Talk about It More, Not Less

Did you know that people respond more favorably to “people with mental illnesses” than “the mentally ill?” It’s all about the wording. There is greater tolerance when the perceived negative situation seems changeable and not fixed. Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. discusses the power of language to affect people’s mindsets, but cautions that changing the words used to talk about mental illness is only part of the solution. To view this article, click here.