How Should We Talk About Mental Health?

Stigma and discrimination of those who suffer with mental health issues finds fertile ground where mis-communication rules.  Could better communication skills amongst us lead to improved outcomes for the mentally ill?  Thu-Huong Ha interviewed 7 mental health experts  and offers 10 ways to talk about mental health to end stigma and discrimination. Psych Clinical Nurse Specialists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are natural teachers and communicators who can open the dialogue with those who don’t know how to talk about mental health issues and illuminate the numerous ways communication can be improved and thus reduce stigma and discrimination.

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