Articles containing: stigma

Did I Stutter?

October 19, 2017

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Do you remember what your mother used to say when you stopped, all of sudden, and yanked off your sneakers with a kind exaggerated urgency?  She’d wait to see what you were doing, and then when you turned that sneaker upside down and the teeny-tiny pebble fell out onto the sidewalk, she’d smile and tell you something about how the little th

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More Kids Are Receiving Mental Health Care, But…

July 10, 2017

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At The Clay Center, we find ourselves writing often about how seeking psychiatric treatment is stigmatized in the United States.  We especially worry about this issue when it comes to children and adolescents.

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Combating Mental Health Stigma

July 6, 2017

A look at why and how the stigma of mental illness persists in the African American community—among both young people and their families—and what some are doing to address it.

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What Their Writing Told Me: The Taboo Of Mental Illness In The Hispanic Community

July 5, 2017

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The following blog is part of The Clay Center’s series on diversity, which presents varying cultural perspectives and beliefs on mental health and well-being.

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John Oliver On Mental Health

May 12, 2017

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In the clip above from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver masterfully speaks to the serious misunderstandings and poor care associated with mental illness in the U.S. today.

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Parents’ Untreated Mental Illnesses Affect Their Children

May 26, 2016

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We wrote earlier this month about the growing acceptance of psychiatric illness among the general population. A number of studies demonstrate that more and more Americans are accepting psychiatric illnesses as equal to other illnesses, and therefore actively seeking treatment.

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Decreased Stigma Of Mental Illness Among The American Public – But Not Among Clinicians

May 10, 2016

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Let’s talk about stigma and psychiatry.

I know.

Yawn. 

You’ve heard all this before. We never seem to stop, you’re thinking, with our worried hand-wringing about the pernicious and dangerous biases that relentlessly dog psychiatric illness and especially those who suffer from psychiatry syndromes.

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Talking To Children About A Sibling’s Mental Illness

April 7, 2016

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It seemed like just another Wednesday evening. After the routine disagreements and struggles over homework, everyone sat down together to eat dinner and talk about their day. Afterwards, the twins (a boy and girl, age 9) settled in for a game of Uno while their 14-year-old sister went upstairs to finish her homework.

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The Red Herring Of Guns And Mental Illness

January 26, 2016

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Almost by definition, writing about pediatric mental health can be controversial. People don’t always agree on treatments, causes, or even whether children can actually suffer from mental illnesses. We know that from some of the responses we’ve received on other posts.

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