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Common perception of mental illness

Deconstructing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Deconstructing Stigma Travelers passing through Boston’s Logan International Airport this winter may add a few items to their carry-on bags, thanks to a public awareness campaign entitled Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. In addition to their clothes and toiletries, travelers could be tucking into their luggage a change in perspective, […]

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Going Public About Mental Health Issues

Medical Student Goes Public with Mental Health Issues A medical student who decided to be completely honest about her struggles with anxiety, depression and even a suicide attempt is sticking to her determination to become a physician. She’s found support from her mentor and fellow medical students and skepticism from some administrators at the medical […]

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