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Letter to the Editor – Break the mental health stigma

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Regarding this article:

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