A better perspective.
Mental illness does not affect only the victim of the disease, but also the siblings, the parents, and the greater community. It is vital that people who suffer from this illness receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical care, and that families and communities talk about this illness and seek and offer support to each other. Let us work together to remove the stigma of mental illness and show the world that it isn't a shameful secret but a medical condition that can be effectively treated.
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|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2006|
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