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How can we reduce the stigma and the effects of stigma on the mentally ill population?

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. For this task let us focus on the main ideas. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. A defintion of the mentally ill - 100 words
2. Social stigma - 100 words
3. Stigma Reduction - 100 words

This should cover what you need. You can leave me a message via the feedback section if you need further clarification or you can use the listed resources. All the best with your studies.

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AE 105878/Xenia Jones
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Mental Illness

Who are the mentally ill? Simply put, the mentally ill are those individuals who suffer from a mental or psychological anomaly so that their patterns of thinking, their behavior, their views and reactions are affected, manifesting in abnormal ways in reference to what is deemed normal and expected by social expectations, culture and practice. Thus, mental illness is seen as a disabilty and a source of distress for people who are suffering from it, or for those who are close to them. The way they think, feel or act is contrary to ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on how the stigma and the effects of stigma on the mentally ill population can be reduced. A simple outline is suggested together with key information to get the student started. Resources are also included for further exploration of the topic.

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