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Cause for Concern: Shattering the Stigma of Depression and Breast Cancer

(6) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 1:57 PM

The voices of millions will join together this month for breast cancer awareness in walks and runs while pink ribbons are proudly displayed on cars, pins and airplanes. The walls of secrecy and shame that surrounded breast cancer patients and survivors until recently are toppling with increased public understanding and...

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Mental Illness Stigma: How Women Can Make a Big Impact Against It

(30) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 9:31 AM

With coffee in hand one morning in January, I opened an email and what tumbled out was a provocative and powerful piece that has stayed with me ever since. In the dark and uncertain days after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings, seasoned journalist Andrea Ball of the Austin-American Statesman...

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