Mental Health and the Quest for Quality Care

Discrimination against mental illness is a problem in the United States. The National Alliance on Mental Health considers acts of stigma to be discrimination. Stigma reflects prejudice, it dehumanizes people with mental illness, and trivializes their concerns. Stigma is a significant barrier to effective delivery of mental health services in …

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dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder and Unfair Medical Treatment

I received a diagnosis in 1990 that changed my life forever – dissociative identity disorder (DID). DID is a trauma-related disorder where my personality did not solidify in early childhood but instead remained fragmented, becoming more so as time passed. I have always known that a male relative had been …

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