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The Ongoing Stigma of Mental Illness

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Voices’ Policy Director and Campaign for Children’s Mental Health Coordinator Margaret Nimmo Crowe writes in an Op-Ed in the May 2nd Richmond Times-Dispatch:

“Parents routinely are blamed for their children’s mental health problems, though, not only by neighbors and acquaintances but sometimes by the very people who are supposed to help their children. Not only does a parent have to go through the struggle of coping with their child’s illness and trying to find effective treatment, but many parents also experience being shunned, isolated and blamed for causing their child’s illness …”

Read her full Op-Ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch here.

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