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The Side Effects of Stigma

The Side Effects of Stigma

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

With knives or branding irons, ancient Greeks would mark criminals or traitors to indicate that they should be shunned and not welcomed in society. The Greeks called that mark a stigma. Today, to stigmatize a person is to classify them by a negative attribute and devalue them on that basis alone. Stigmatizing is a cross-cultural and cross-species...

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Hope, Mice, Social Media and Lung Cancer

Hope, Mice, Social Media and Lung Cancer

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

Lung Cancer Facts In 2014, its been estimated that there will be  224,210 new cases of lung cancer and 159,260 deaths in the US.  Sadly, one of the people lost was a brilliant young woman that we featured last year, Jessica Rice.  She died March 14, 2014, after  2 1/2 years of treatment at age 32. Lung cancer patient survival rates have not increased...

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Mental and Physical Health – United!

Mental and Physical Health – United!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

“There is no health without mental health” This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 5-11).  Working at the intersection of physical and mental health is Ann Becker-Schutte, PhD, a Kansas City psychologist whose practice is focused on supporting people impacted by serious illness. “Challenging stigma requires that you have some...

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