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Stigma Does More than Create Misconceptions

There are a lot of terms that have been used to describe people with mental illness over the years. Crazy. Unreasonable. Uncontrollable. Psycho. Disturbed. Schizo. In 2007, the National Center for Biotechnology Information released a study concluding over 250 negative terms associated with those who have mental illnesses. These labels are a major part of the stigma surrounding mental health …

Make a Difference in Mental Health

Across the country, Canadians are working together today to raise funds to help break the stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness. Bell Let’s Talk, now in it’s fifth year, is an initiative by Bell Media to help raise funds and awareness for mental health. They have committed $67.5 million to support various initiatives throughout the country, and each year …