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Suicide Prevention: ASIST Course Teaches Service Members to Intervene

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Suicide Prevention: ASIST Course Teaches Service Members to Intervene
- One of the obstacles at-risk service members face is the stigma associated with admitting they need help—a stigma that ASIST aims to eradicate.

Behavioral Health Consortium seeks to end negative stigma

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Behavioral Health Consortium seeks to end negative stigma - John Carney (D-Delaware) include measures to try to bring an end to the negative stigma surrounding people in the throes of addiction.

World to help battle against mental illness

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World to help battle against mental illness
- The UK, Canada and Australia have also launched the Global Alliance of Champions on Mental Health to decrease stigma and boost co-operation ...

Mental health and Baby Boomers: Reducing stigma key to healthy aging

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Mental health and Baby Boomers: Reducing stigma key to healthy aging
- Unfortunately, we older adults are often hesitant to reach out for help due to persistent stigma around mental health issues and generational ...

Africa's First Medical Cannabis Dispensary To “Break the Stigma” in South Africa

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Africa's First Medical Cannabis Dispensary To “Break the Stigma” in South Africa
- The founder of Africa's first legal medical cannabis dispensary hopes to undo the stigma around the drug, and educate the public on how to process ...

Dozens attend walk to fight mental health stigma

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Dozens attend walk to fight mental health stigma
- Spokeswoman Tammy Pressley said that events like the walk are important for bringing awareness to mental health and defeating the stigma ...

Why mental illness requires urgent attention

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Why mental illness requires urgent attention
- WHO further states that youth with mental health conditions often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion or ...

Lessons learned from opioid forum

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Lessons learned from opioid forum
Stigma is a real problem that prevents addicts and their loved ones from seeking help. Nearly every one of us knows someone impacted by this crisis.

On the Overlooked Stigmatization of Muslim, Arab, Latin Men

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On the Overlooked Stigmatization of Muslim, Arab, Latin Men
- Katherine Ewing's Stolen Honor discusses a subject which has long and deeply troubled me, that of the stereotyping and stigmatization of certain ...

In Memory of HIV Criminalization Survivor David Plunkett

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In Memory of HIV Criminalization Survivor David Plunkett - It still saddens me that I continue to be stigmatized by society and the legal system today, especially when I learn about folks doing incredible amounts ...

Meet a Generation that conquered HIV

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Meet a Generation that conquered HIV
- For many born with HIV, stigma and discrimination have always been among the battles to conquer. Bakang Itumeleng Garebatho is among the many ...

Stigma still preventing persons from tapping HIV treatment – ministry official

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Stigma still preventing persons from tapping HIV treatment – ministry official
- In Guyana treatment is available for HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, however stigma associated with the disease continues to prevent persons ...

Beyond the Stigma: NH gets federal approval to fund syringe services programs

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Beyond the Stigma: NH gets federal approval to fund syringe services programs
- Facing a growing risk of an HIV outbreak from the opioid epidemic, New Hampshire has gotten approval to use federal funds to expand syringe ...

The stigma of being human

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The stigma of being human
- We bestow upon those we disagree with a stigma or a mark of disgrace so that we can dismiss who they are and especially what they might need.

Show tolerance towards HIV-infected

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Show tolerance towards HIV-infected
- He said the perception of people about the HIV/AIDS patients changed over the years and added that social stigma is declining over the years.

More mental health help needed

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More mental health help needed
- For young people, the stigma and confusion can be worse. What parent understands depression or psychosis? What parent wants to believe their ...