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“As PTSD cases surge, Army overhauling mental health services”

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This April 11, 2015 article found on the Seattle Times website talks about efforts being made to not only reduce the stigma that soldiers face with regards to seeking mental health care, but also attempting to learn from what has worked or not worked throughout the war in Iraq when it comes to how to better treat combat related stress disorders more effectively.

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“NFL player Brandon Marshall speaks out on tackling stigma of mental illness”

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This April 12, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about NFL player, Brandon Marshall’s effort to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness by using his NFL career as a platform to do so.  He got fined over $10k for wearing green shoes during a game he played that occurred during Mental Health Awareness week, and has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder so  when it comes to mental health issues, he has lived experience but hopes to turn what is often viewed as a negative into a positive by helping others so maybe they won’t have to keep struggling with not on;ly their illness, but the way society treats them because of their illness.

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