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Employers in the medical profession must take steps to reduce the stigma of mental illness among their workforce so that doctors feel able to get help, researchers from Swansea University have said.
We spend so much time telling the public "there is a stigma to mental illnesses", it is no wonder members of the pubic repeat it, even doctors, even researchers at Swansea University, even women, who would decry any attempt on our part to connect that term to rape. "Reduce" the stigma (i.e., keep some) is a relatively new construction. It did not occur as "reduce" the stigma of rape, women would not have stood for such a representation.
If we do not stop telling the public there is a stigma associated with mental health issues, how is the public ever to stop telling us there is? If we do not stop telling editors there is a stigma associated with mental health issues, how are editors ever to stop telling us there is?