Adolescents Cope with Mental Illness Stigmas, Report CWRU Researchers

“Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. In one of the first studies of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 with mental illnesses and taking medications, researchers found that at least 90 percent of the study’s participants reported experiencing some form of stigma. It has led to shame, secrecy and limiting social interactions.”

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