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A United Front against Mental Health Stigma

Stigma is an overarching term which encapsulates the prejudicial attitudes and beliefs directed towards individuals with distinguishing characteristics. This prejudice is entrenched into different areas of the social fabric, including the characteristics of race, gender, wealth status or faith. Unfortunately, studies have shown that mental health stigma is widespread within society (Crisp, Gelder, Rix, Meltzer et al., 2000). The harsh reality is that mental health stigma is embedded even amongst environments which are most meaningful to our personal identities, including…