Is there a stigma concerning depression?

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Is there a stigma concerning depression?
Sun, 05-05-2013 - 10:49am

I know there used to be a stigma surrounding people with depression. Do you think it is still there or has public awareness helped to lessen it?

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 3:16pm

Welcome back to the board!!

Had to ponder your question before responding.

I personally think there is still a stigma concerning depression.  Maybe education has helped, but still think when you tell someone you have been diagnosed with depression, they still seem uncomfortable, at least that is my opinion and experience.  My family does still not know.

What do YOU think??? Smile

Glad to see you on the board again!!



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Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 05-20-2013 - 11:15am

Have you heard about the Elephant in the Room?