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Re: “Psychiatrists hard to come by in Colorado Springs

---Romanoff believes expanding financial incentives is key to fixing the shortage, which does have a silver lining: Were making a dent in stigma so that more people are more comfortable seeking mental health care, he points out.

Perhaps one of the reasons psychiatrists are hard to come by in particular areas is the insistence that there is a stigma to mental illnesses. Yes, there are consequences to such prejudice. Those consequences are manifold. They deter people from seeking help, they interfere with people giving help. And as Thomas Insel, NIH, stated, they interfere with research.,

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Posted by HaroldAMaio on 01/02/2019 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Grand Junction combats mental health stigma for suicide prevention

Grand Junction combats mental health stigma ???


Logically one educates those who s a y there is a stigma. One does not aid or abet them, empowering them further..

Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

Posted by HaroldAMaio on 11/08/2018 at 5:33 AM

Re: “People of color face disproportionate challenges and stigmas in accessing mental health care

-----People of color face disproportionate challenges and stigmas in accessing mental health care

You may remember when we as willingly attached that term to rape. Curiously we are doing it again. I do not recommend doing it.

Posted by HaroldAMaio on 12/06/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Mental Health Colorado addresses crisis at mental hospital, state needs

When an organization suggests there is a stigma to mental illnesses, we ought all gasp.

Posted by HaroldAMaio on 09/07/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Mental Health Colorado hiring regional coordinators across state

---Half of those who need mental care in Colorado dont get it, Romanoff explains, due to everything from high copays to a lack of professionals to social stigma.

It is entirely unprofessional and unethical for anyone in a mental health profession to lend credence to a "stigma".
One educates people who direct that prejudice, one does not repeat them.

Posted by HaroldAMaio on 08/07/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “UCCS professor a hero

spearhead efforts to curb stigma and advance treatment for mental illness
First let me say she is no hero to me, nor is any university or organization that teaches, claims a "stigma." I have seen them taught before, the claim of the stigma of rape comes quickly to mind. I would curb the teaching as wholly unethical.

I would neither seek nor suggest seeking treatment at any faculty that claims a "stigma" for visiting them. Were they to hang a sign on their door they would do no more harm that "hanging it" in a newspaper.

As a journalist with a responsibility to the public, please curb you usage of that prejudice. Do not direct it for anyone, no matter how educated they may appear, nor for anyone. You harm in the process. Several generations of women have not been told to internalize that prejudice, let one generation of those of us dealing with a mental illness have the same privilege.

Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

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Posted by HaroldAMaio on 09/11/2012 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Breaking points

an ardent advocate for the mentally ill.
"The mentally ill," a writing convenience?

As an editior I am not an advocate of "the" mentally ill, nor ought journalism be. As a demographic we largely resemble women, earning to the millions, holding every university degree, and every professional, white and blue collar job.

That said, there are many advocates of "the mentally ill," that generic representation. They remain an impediment to finding help. "The" Blacks was a similar impediment.

Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

Posted by HaroldAMaio on 03/15/2012 at 1:05 PM

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