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Has society changed in how they view mental illness? Use particular instances to explain. History has shown us the tragedies of mental illness. If stigma remains it is possible that we will repeat some of the problems of history.

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I do believe that society has changed its view of mental illness as well as those with it to a large extent. It does seem more widely accepted to openly discuss mental illness than in the past as it is more acceptable for someone to seek therapy for their symptoms. For example, most employers now offer a version of an Employee Assistance ...

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A discussion regarding the Expert's view on whether or not society has changed in the way mental illness is viewed including examples such as the devlopment of Employee Assistance Programs. 198 words.

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