Letter to the Editor – Break the mental health stigma
Regarding this article: https://kiowacountypress.net/content/mental-health-crisis-among-gen-z-sparks-concern
Deidra Burke, youth and young adult program manager for the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Washington, said stigma around mental health issues is the biggest barrier to getting help...
There are a great many of us taught and teaching there is a stigma to mental health issues. Neither Ms Burke nor NAMI are alone. For many it is a rubric to hold to.
The harm we do in accepting/promulgating that lesson is regularly documented. That does not seem to deter us.
Harold A Maio, retired mental health editor
Fort Myers, Florida