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Stigma Still Hampers Treatment of Mentally Ill

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Classification:Mental Health
Date Published:01/26/2001
Title:Stigma Still Hampers Treatment of Mentally Ill
Source:Tallahassee Democrat

With over 50 million Americans suffering from mental disorders, many attempt to twist their disease inward and not seek the help they need. Over two thirds of all patients with mental health issues report a lack of acceptance from friends and family.
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