Distorted Perceptions: a campaign to challenge myths and misperceptions about mental illness and addictions

Distorted Perceptions

a campaign to challenge myths and misperceptions about mental illness and addictions 

Check out the articles below to learn more about stigma and behavioral health!

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NFL’s Gerald McGrath: Running A Blitz On Depression
Hope to Cope, Scott Pitoniak, November 13, 2016
Behavioral Health Stigma

THIS Is Why We're Scared to Talk about Mental Health 

Huffington Post, Amy Malloy, July 21, 2016

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Let's Call Mental Health Stigma What It Really Is: Discrimination

Huffington Post, Lindsay Holmes, September 27, 2016

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Huffington Post, Dean Dauphinais, August 22, 2014 

Five myths about heroin

The Washington Post, Maia Szalavitz, March 4, 2016

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The Washington Post, Aaron E. Carroll, January 11, 2016

Recovering substance abusers brave stigma by giving up secrecy

The Washington Post, Lenny Bernstein, October 1, 2015

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Survey: Mental Health Stigmas are Shifting

CNN, Azadeh Ansari, March 21, 2016

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Comic Book Superhero Helps Fight Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Psychiatric News, Eve Bender, May 19, 2016

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This Student Took Chilling Photos to Show What Anxiety Feels Like

Buzzfeed, Alison Caporimo, March 23, 2016

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

U.S Department of Health and Human Services

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Let's tackle mental health stigma and attract trainees to psychiatry

The Guardian, Billy Boland, November 23, 2015

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How College Students Are Resisting the Mental-Illness Stigma

Yes! Magazine, Donna Jackel, November 24, 2015

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Behavioral Health Stigma - Language 

Stop Calling It Behavioral Health!

The Fix, Robert Kent JD and Charles Morgan MD, November 12, 2015

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Language of addiction itself can hurt, advocates say

Boston Globe, Felice J. Freyer, February 4, 2016

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Behavioral Health and Recovery
SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration)

3 Reasons Why I Am Out of the Closet About My Recovery

Huffington Post, Brooke M. Feldman, January 26, 2015

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What Happens when Major Companies take Mental Health Seriously

The Huffington Post, Lindsay Holmes, May 16, 2016

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Behavioral Health and Violence
Op-Ed: Can we pick out the mass shooters before they kill?
The L.A Times, Matthew Goldberg, September 10, 2015

The Atlantic, David M. Perry and Lawrence Carter-Long, May 6, 2014

The Hill, Robert Bernstein and Judge David L., December 2, 2015
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The Washington Post, Michael O' Sullivan, February 21, 2016 

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