Poll finds widespread mental health stigma

A new poll has found that 35% of Scots report that either themselves, or someone close to them had experienced stigma or discrimination because of their mental health.  Some of the most common areas that this stigma occurs is in workplaces, with young people, in health and social care and with friends and family.

The YouGov poll was carried out by See Me Scotland who said that the first step to ending this stigma is for everyone to feel confident speaking about mental health and to be there for each other.

Read more:  https://www.seemescotland.org/news/call-to-tackle-mental-health-stigma-in-2017-as-new-research-released/

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