Link – Americans more open about mental health issues, but stigma lingers

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This is good:

The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to discussing mental health compared with a decade ago.

Most respondents also said they’d want to help a family member or friend struggling with depression or other mental health conditions.

Awesome news! They need more people aware of the problem and willing to find help for them!

But, there’s more work to be done:

On the other hand, age-old misperceptions were still common. Many people, for example, thought that mental health disorders were at least partially driven by “personal failings.””

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/10/03/Americans-more-open-about-mental-health-issues-but-stigma-lingers/5041507061656/

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