Social Stigma Of Mental Illness

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One of the world’s largest problems is social stigma. Nine out of every ten people have or are experiencing social stigma. Many people report that the stigma of mental illness, and the prejudices they confront because of their illness, is nearly as bad as the disorder symptoms themselves. It is very important that we understand stigma because of all the negative effects it has on people and society. So many people suffer because of the stigma placed on them from society. We most commonly encounter social stigma when looking at an individual’s mental health, medical health issues, gender, sexual orientation, and criminality. However it varies greatly by the socio political view, the political and social factors. To grasp a full understanding

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