Tag: stigma

Fighting Against Addiction Stigma

People who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction have another, unnecessary worry; stigma – the will of another person to negatively perceive someone for their actions. Those who stimulate addiction stigma are usually unaware of what addiction really is. Many consider it a choice (you choose to take a drug, therefore, you chose to become

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How to Recognize and Reduce Anxiety

Everyone can expect to feel anxiety from time to time. Some people feel it under certain circumstances, such as in front of a group of people or when interviewing for a job. But others feel it on a consistent basis. Anxiety is a complicated disease which affects 40 million adults in America. It’s defined as

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Labeling People with Mental Disorders

Introduction The term “mental disorder” is a riveting assertion in and of itself. According to News Week, about 42.5 million American adults are labeled with a “mental illness”. This would mean that one in every five people have some sort of irregularity with their thought process. I often find that “mental disorders” are simply exaggerated

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