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We Owe More Than 'Awareness' to People With Mental Illness

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As I lay doom-scrolling through Facebook last night, I was reminded that this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. I want to talk about why these awareness campaigns don’t go far enough and can actually be harmful for people living with mental illnesses.

It is true that one in four people live with a mental illness and through their various connections, virtually everyone is affected.

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