Ideology & Politics of Mental Health

Words matter. They shape how mental health is seen and experienced. Resources in this section speak to the impact of stigmatizing language on how we experience health and wellness. Authors of these resources stress the importance of taking an intersectional approach to health care, the significance of paying attention to discrimination as a social determinant of health, and how the language used in traditional psychology and psychiatry contributes to stigmatization and social exclusion.

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