Guest Post Posted on January 7, 2013 by Randye Kaye on the HealthyPlace.com website. This piece was written by a high school student who explains some of the stigma surrounding mental illness and why it’s there, but also talks about how cancer or heart conditions are often viewed differently then a mental illness. It’s a great piece, that I felt was well worth linking to. I hope that more kids and adults start to get the idea that mental illness is an illness just like any other illness our body can be afflicted by.
- “Stigma and Mental Illness” (pamhi.wordpress.com)
- “Patrick Kennedy: “We need a different attitude on mental illness”” (pamhi.wordpress.com)