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Stigma + Discrimination

Many people don’t ask for help for mental health or substance use problems because they feel ashamed or scared. People may judge them and treat them. Others have trouble finding a place to live, finding a job, maintaining relationships and other important parts of life. In fact, most people living with a mental illness say that stigma is worse than the symptoms they feel.

About one in five people—over six and a half million Canadians—experience a mental disorder or…

  PDF | Vol. 2, No. 6 (2005) The articles in this edition of Visions talk of the many forms stigma take—societal, interpersonal, internal Read more

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