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The Church helps to destroy stigma that surrounds HIV and Aids

HIV and Aids are attacking millions of individuals, all around the world. The Church is helping to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds the disease.

Op-Ed: Research helps remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness

Reducing the stigma that surrounds mental illness, helps teenagers seek help for psychiatric conditions. However, researchers at Case Western Reserve, say there is a lack of relevant, up to date information, regarding stigma in this age range.

Op-Ed: Are we overdosed and overmedicated?

The popular belief that we’re “overdosed and overmedicated” is not rooted in reality but rather in a blatant prejudice against the mentally ill.

Woman with Tourette's dresses as a superhero to battle stigma

After a train conductor refused to help her, leaving her stranded in the subway, Tourette Syndrome sufferer Jess Thom made a decision to battle the sigma attached to the disorder – by dressing as a superhero.

Is walking an effective antidepressant?

Adding brisk walks in your day may help keep depression away, suggests researchers in Scotland, adding more evidence to studies on this depression treatment.

Op-Ed: Do we need better mental health screenings?

Last month's midair breakdown of the JetBlue pilot who had to be restrained by passengers has exposed a flaw in mental health screenings for pilots that should be fixed.

Op-Ed: Chris Brown Saga Highlights Silent Killer

They seemed like the perfect couple. Teen heartthrob Chris Brown and his stunning girlfriend, hit-maker Rihanna. Perhaps that was the first sign that something was not quite right.

Conquering ‘unemployable’ stereotypes, one delivery at a time

Toronto's A-WAY Express courier service located at 2168 Danforth Ave, just east of Woodbine Avenue is not an ordinary courier service company. Since its inception 21-years-ago, A-WAY’s modus operandi has been both socially and environmentally friendly.

Using Dolls To Reduce The Stigma Of Down Syndrome

Little girls love toting around dolls that look like themselves. Desi McKenzie's eldest daughter had that doll but when Aubrey was born the Hawaiian mother couldn't provide the same for her. Aubrey has Down syndrome.
 

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