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Battling Mental Health Symptoms and the Consequences of Stigma

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The Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

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No Illness, Mental or Physical, is Shameful

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Mental Illness Is Not a Joke: Fighting Stigma in Pop Culture

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Unpacking Narcissism and Stigma

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DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One

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Developing Effective Anti-Stigma Interventions

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Inpatient Psych Care: What Movies Get Wrong and Why It Matters

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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Erasing Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

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Fighting Stigma with Education

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Improving the Hiring Process for People with Mental Illness

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Every First Responder Deserves Solace

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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Changing the Conversation about Eating Disorders

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Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

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How the “Laziness Myth” Affects Those with Mental Illness

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Finding Emotional Well-Being as an Indigenous Woman in America

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How to Describe Borderline Personality Disorder to Those Who Don’t Understand

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Why Labels Can Be Harmful When You Have Mental Illness

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My Son’s Breakup Was About My Mental Illness

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How I Dealt with Mental Health Discrimination in the Church

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My Experience with Diagnostic Overshadowing

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Overcoming Stigma: Helping People Accept Their Mental Illness Diagnoses

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How Kate Spade’s Suicide Opened My Eyes to the Impact of Stigma

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Veterans’ Mental Health Myths That Should Be Dispelled

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How the Mental Health Community Can Support Black Mental Health

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Accepting My Sexuality in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Stereotypes and Seeking Care in a Racialized America

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Why We Need Better Representation of Borderline Personality Disorder

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How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Think About Mental Illness

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The Not So Pretty Version of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Six Underrated Depictions of PTSD in Movies and TV

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From Villain to Hero: Reimagining the Role of Mental Health in Pop Culture

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The Stigmatizing Word Hidden in Mental Health Conversations

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Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”

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Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Misrepresented Diagnosis

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The Missing Piece of Disney’s “Soul”

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Using Lived Experience to Adapt Mental Health Language

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Myths and Facts of Bipolar Disorder

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The Importance of Explaining Our Lived Experience

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Lived Experience Matters: Coming Out and Sharing

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The Pain of Not Seeking Help for My PTSD

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How Understanding My OCD Helped Me Manage It

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The Many Impacts of Self-Stigma

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Why We Need Responsible Representation in the Film Industry

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Finding a Partner Who Accepts My Mental Illness

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Why Stereotypes About Psychosis Are Harmful

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What People Get Wrong About Bipolar Disorder

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What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know

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5 Common Myths About Suicide Debunked

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How My Latina Identity Holds Hands with My Depression

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The Importance of LGBTQ Inner-Equality

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Breaking the Stigma Within My Culture

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How Asian Shame and Stigma Contribute to Suicide

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

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Recovering from an Eating Disorder as a Trans Person

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What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

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How NAMI Storytelling Builds the CIT Movement

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The Music of the Mental Health Movement

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From Isolation to Community and Change

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The Mental Health Movement in the Workplace

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Why Mental Illness Education Matters to Me

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

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Outreach and Engagement for Asian American Families

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Talking About Mental Illness: Reaching In

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What Is It Like to Hallucinate?

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Addressing Emotions with Mental Illness

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Healing from Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder

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I’m a Mental Health Professional, and I Understand

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How Schools Treat Children with Mental Illness and What Parents Can do About it

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How Discrimination Has Affected My Life

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Health Insurers Still Don’t Adequately Cover Mental Health Treatment

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The Many Forms of Mental Illness Discrimination

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Stop Making Things Harder for Those Who Already Struggle

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Coming Out with Bipolar Disorder

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My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

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Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

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Two Antidotes to Stigma

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Don’t Invalidate My Depression

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Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness

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Here’s What People Get Wrong About Depression

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What I Wish Others Hadn’t Said After My Hospitalization

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Clarifying the Nature of Psychiatric Diagnoses

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How Being Hospitalized Changed My Perception of Mental Illness

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Borderline Personality Disorder Myths and Facts

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

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PTSD is More Likely in Women Than Men

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The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Six Myths and Facts about Mental Illness

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We Need to Take Suicide Prevention More Seriously

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What to Do When You Say the Wrong Thing to Someone with Mental Illness

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How Labels Impacted My Mental Health

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To the Moon and Back

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My OCD Confession

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How to Overcome Stigma in the African American Community

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Cultivating Self-Acceptance in The LGBTQ Community

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Why Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Don’t go to Therapy

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Mental Health Challenges in Immigrant Communities

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How to Keep People Engaged in Mental Health Treatment

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