Stigma is still biggest hurdle to treating depression

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PART OF THE “BREAKING THE CODE OF SILENCE” SERIES


bell_lets_talk, mental_health, ending_the_stigmaAn interesting piece in one of Canada’s dailies today, highlighting how societal perceptions of mental illness are preventing people from seeking treatment. We really can’t move forward with mental health issues until we break down the walls of shame and secrecy surrounding them. In today’s world where our understanding and tolerance grow all the time, this is completely do-able.

It’s time for change, we’re on the brink, we have the knowledge, now lets start to apply it. How do you view mental illness? How would that change if it affected you, your child or your partner?

Stigma is still biggest hurdle to treating depression, but Bell’s Lets Talk initiative holds hope | Life | National Post.

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By Aisha Ashraf

Aisha Ashraf is a nomadic Irish writer of creative non-fiction and poetry, currently based on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga First Nations, in Ontario, Canada. Her work has been published in River Teeth, The Huffington Post, and the UK’s Independent and Daily Telegraph newspapers.

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