‘Great stigma’ still a barrier
Hudson says education is key to understanding mental illness
“The last great stigma of the 20th century is the stigma of mental illness.” — Tipper Gore
Education is a key in breaking down the barrier caused by the stigma of mental illness, according to Susan Hudson, director of the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Division at the Grundy County Health Department.
“I think stigma is really caused by fear and... a lack of knowledge,” related Hudson, who chairs the Mental Health Advisory Board.
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