The language you use can stigmatise people living with a mental illness and reinforce unhelpful stereotypes, as well as present inaccuracies about mental illness or mental health services.

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“Writing about mental illness in all its richness, and with all its challenges, need not cause stigma. Rather it provides us with a rare chance to bring about meaningful social change alongside a golden opportunity to better journalism.”

– Andre Picard, International health journalist

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