#STOPTHESTIGMA

#STOPTHESTIGMA

“But mental health literacy in most segments of the population — and even among many young people themselves — simply isn’t that common. Though the National Alliance on Mental Illness notes that 18.5 percent of U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year, a 2013 poll by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that 47 percent of respondents would be uncomfortable living next door to someone who had a serious mental illness, and 41 percent would be uncomfortable working with someone who had a serious mental illness; similarly, a 2016 Harris poll found that 53 percent of respondents didn’t know that people with anxiety disorders are at risk for self-harm.” (Bustle)

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