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Stigma - compare responses for mental health or physical health issues

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Ignorance. Mental illness are real

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Funny tumblr post<<< how is this funny? Depression is a mental illness, a serious thing, not a hilarious joke you tell your friends.

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Your perspective of mental illness will definitely change after reading these confessions.

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STIGMA erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down!

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Borderline Personality Disorder These are all to true. Definitely the self assurance, if I won the lotto I would def get plastic surgery. Pay to have tutors to learn things so I wouldn't be so ignorant. This isn't a cry for help, it's allowing my emotion to not be bottled up.

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Mental illness awareness board. An illness is labeled on top and when you flip up the page there is a celebrity who is afflicted with this illness.

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Quote on mental health: Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When "I" is replaced by "We", Illness become wellness. -Shannon L.Alder www.HealthyPlace.com

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Curious. How much of this is our definition of insanity, our perception, rather than actual illness? Couldn't our tendency to be dependent on cultural norms be considered a mental illness, an inability to think for ourselves?

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You don't know pain until you're staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you're begging yourself to just hold on and be strong. That is pain.

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