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The Positives and Negatives of Assigning ‘Labels’ to Mental Health

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As a teenager, I found my doctor was hesitant to give my mental illness a name. Perhaps he simply didn’t believe that it was serious enough to warrant a diagnosis.

Maybe he felt that naming my condition could have increased the chances of reinforcing that condition in my mind. Perhaps he was reticent because of the stigmatizing impact of mental health labels.

Recent research here in the UK found that 40% of those questioned said they wouldn’t disclose a mental health condition at work for fear that it would affect their employment prospects.

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