Mental Health Stigma

September 19, 2014 5:41 PM

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Mental Health Stigma

Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with mental illness. This stigma leads many people to suffer in silence. Or worse, to not seek help.

This week a friend called me Hester Prynne. You know, the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic The Scarlet Letter. For those of you who slept through American Literature in high school, Hester committed adultery and a few months later she birthed a daughter out of wedlock. The novel is set in Pu...

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