People often avoid seeking treatment for mental health conditions because they fear repercussions should their conditions become known. You can call those repercussions “stigma,” as most do, or “discrimination,” as I prefer — either way, people who need help avoid it because they are afraid of losing things important to them.
Who is Most Afraid of Mental Health Discrimination?
The April 30 issue of Hope and Harmony Headlines from bp.com reported that Psychological Medicine published a review of 144 studies on mental health “stigma” (discrimination) in January 2015. The review found five specific people groups most likely to avoid treatment for fear of disclosure: Continue reading