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Learn More About the Stigma of Mental Illness
Nearly two-thirds of individuals with mental illness never seek help from a health professional.
Why? The pain and fear caused by stigma.

Slo the Stigma - A moving video on individual experiences with mental illness

Learn What You Can Do About Stigma - From the Mayo Clinic

The Stigma of Mental Illness - Glenn Close, actress

Stigma: Building Awareness and Understanding: From Mental Health America

For the Media
Are you a member of the media and want to be more sensitive in your reporting?
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

In Our Own Voice
Personal stories of mental illness and recovery from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

The Family's Perspective

Mental Illness: A Child's Demons and Parent's Fears and Hopes
The parent of an adult son with paranoid schizophrenia writes about the heavy burden on families of those with mental illness.

Lives Restored
This 2011 New York Times five-part series profiles Individuals who are functioning normally
despite having a serious mental illness - and who have chosen to speak out about their struggles.

Part 1 - Rescuing Others
Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

Part 2 - Living with Voices
Learning to Cope with a Mind's Taunting Voices

Part 3 - Finding a Life that Fits
A High Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Illness

Part 4 - Meaning in Madness
Finding Purpose After Living with Delusion

Part 5 - Dual Diagnosis  
After Drugs and Hard Times, Helping Others to Stand Back Up




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