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“Stigma and Mental Illness”

Video Link This video was uploaded to YouTube on October 3, 2012 by IWKHealthCentre.  The video is a Canadian video, but I felt that the message was one that is universally necessary to be heard, not just in Canada, but in the United States and I assume many other places in the world as well. The example of a visit to the emergency room for a mental health crisis vs. going to the emergency room for a broken ankle is something I’ve experienced first hand here in Pennsylvania, in my case it wasn’t a broken bone, but rather sprained knees as a result of sports related injuries, but still there was a difference in how I was treated before and after my mental illness was disclosed.

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