Posts Tagged ‘stigma’

By On December 28th, 2016

Carrie Fisher Remembered for Her Honesty and Advocacy

Carrie Fisher’s fierce wit and honesty never seemed to fit in with the celebrity culture into which she was born. Really, her vulnerability and openness about her struggles with substances and Bipolar Disorder didn’t much fit in with the world in general. She continued to speak her truth, write about it, and worked as an…


By On November 19th, 2016

Surgeon General Releases Stigma Reducing Report on Addiction

Earlier this week, Surgeon General,  Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, released a report about the impact of the disease of addiction in the U.S. The statistics around how many of us are affected by substance use disorders are staggering, as well as the number of individuals who die from a disease that is treatable.  I found the most…


By On May 31st, 2013

Sticks, Stones and Suicide

Most of us have heard the cliché—“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  I don’t know the origins of this saying, but I would guess it came about as a way to steel oneself against the all too hurtful words of others.  The fact is that words do have…

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