Stigma Prevents those with Mental Illnesses from Overcoming their Disorders, Especially Adolescents

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading barrier that prevents individuals suffering from a mental illness to seek treatment is stigmatization. Admitting to having a mental illness can generate many negative feelings for an adult, such as a sense of failure, shame, guilt, or weakness. Feeling judged or ostracized…