Are mental health professionals unintentionally contributing to the problem of stigma?
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Despite the public’s increased understanding that mental illness is linked to biological, psychological and social vulnerabilities, there is still a tendency for the public to make social rejection a consequence of having a mental illness.
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Members of Congress should be also more open about their experiences of mental health. This could have a highly significant impact on damages from negative stereotypes