Mental Illness: The Last Stigma

Depression Wasn't Something His Community Ever Talked About

In this video, John describes how he had to face his own stigma (1:03)
He grew up in a community that didn't talk about mental illness, and lacked the "cultural vocabulary" to describe what he felt.

When John was growing up, the only people he knew with mental illness got carted away to the state mental hospital. How was he going to tell his family that he was struggling emotionally?

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