Individuals living with mental health diagnoses are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to their recovery and social integration. There are a lot of strategies to help combat the stigma associated with mental illness, including sharing information about mental illness; talking openly about mental health; using person-first, non-discriminatory language; and showing compassion. One of the most important strategies is to empower the individual with the behavioral health diagnosis to share their personal story and …
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