NIH Leaders: Appropriate Language Can Reduce Mental Health, Addiction Stigma

NIH leaders recently published an article that addresses how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help reduce stigma surrounding these conditions, noting that over a decade of research has shown that stigma contributes to negative health outcomes and can create barriers in seeking treatment for mental illness of substance use disorders. Read more

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