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Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma What is stigma? Firstly, the word stigma comes from a Greek word ‘stigmata’ (Oveton & Medina, 2008, p. 143). Stigmata means, or refers to, ‘shame’ or one being flawed in character. SANE Australia states that stigma usually focuses on negative and ill-informed attitudes (2013, p. 1). Mental health stigma basically involves feelings, …