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“Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts”

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This February 18, 2016 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about research on 101 Canadians who had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia in which it was found that there was an increased risk of suicide attempts within the group than seen elsewhere.

“How Mental Health Conditions Are Dismissed By Family and Friends”

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This August 12, 2013 article on the Huffington Post Canada website talks about the ways that people with mental illnesses have their illness downplayed by not only society as a whole, but also by friends and family members closest to them compared to the response these same people might have towards someone breaking their arm, or having cancer.

“Stigma and Mental Illness”

Video Link This video was uploaded to YouTube on October 3, 2012 by IWKHealthCentre. ┬áThe 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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