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Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

There are lots of people of normal, healthy weight who, when they look in the mirror, see a fat person. Many of them know that their perceptions are skewed, because […]... More>

“I Will Listen”: How Social Media Can Diminish the Stigma of Mental Illness


NEW PSPI REPORT: Stigma as a Barrier to Mental Health Care

Despite the availability of effective evidence-based treatment, about 40% of individuals with serious mental illness do not receive care, and many who begin an intervention fail to complete it. A […] More>

Stigma bars mentally ill from seeking care