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Suicidal children turned away by the NHS


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Stigma and mental health: a one-sided conversation

Delight Through Logical Misery

L0026693 A man diagnosed as suffering from melancholia with strong su A man diagnosed as suffering from melancholia with strong suicidal tendencies. This is what people thought people with mental illness looked like before they all started looking out of windows with their heads in their hands. 

What is stigma?

Stigma is basically a word for discrimination. Slightly more technically, stigma has been described as a sign of disgrace that is perceived to set a person or group of people apart from others. It’s also a Greek letter, although everyone that uses it in that way is rubbish. Stigma can affect many groups, including people with mental health problems, the elderly, and a third less serious group that I was going to include as a joke, but didn’t because it would increase stigma too much.

The casual use of language stigmatising mental illness is exceedingly common. If you’re a bit angry you might be described as mental or psycho. If…

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Man killed himself days after mental health team went to the wrong house


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Kent Police to apply for an extension to investigate Tory election overspend allegations


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How we’re opening up the EU debate – ERS


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Past child abuse may influence adult response to anti depressants


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Jacqui Dillon on the Hearing Voices Network


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