Evidence showing the “disease model” makes stigma/prejudice against those labeled worse

In the New York Times Magazine today, an essay adapted from a new book: Crazy Like Us: A very damning excerpt: But does the “brain disease” belief actually reduce stigma? In 1997, Prof. Sheila Mehta from Auburn University Montgomery in Alabama decided to find out if the “brain disease” narrative had the intended effect. She suspected... Continue Reading →

Quotes of the week

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. -Albert Camus Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults. -- Socrates Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. -- Charles Dickens... Continue Reading →

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