Stigma is still biggest hurdle to treating depression



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

An autistic Irish immigrant in a cross-cultural marriage, Aisha Ashraf is the archetypal outlander, writing to root herself through place and perspective. Published in The Rumpus, The Maine Review, River Teeth, HuffPost and elsewhere, her work explores the legacy of trauma, the nature of being an outsider and the narrow confines of belonging. She currently lives in Canada.


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