Stereotypes, Stigma and Mental Illness

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We understand physical ailments…. a broken leg or the flu need time to heal. But with diseases of the brain and mind, we lack the ability to open our arms and hearts to those who suffer. We often generalize about what a person with mental illness is capable of achieving in relationships, work and life. We’ll take a look at the studies that debunk some of those stereotypes and talk with a family as well as a writer who have come out of the darkness to advocate against the stigma of mental illness.

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Dr. Dan Gottlieb moderates a candid conversation with Patrick J. Kennedy about the stigma and treatment of mental illnesses in the U.S. presented by the DMAX Foundation on Monday, April 27, 2015.
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