Prejudices need not be repeated

Letters to the editor

In response to the article “Entries open for mental health Art Works! Exhibition” that appeared in CCN edition 249 and on coastcommunitynews.com.au;

“It also works to quash the stigma faced by those with a lived experience of mental illness.”

Were that it were not so, but mental health professionals are widely trained to say there is a stigma to mental illnesses.

In return many of us are trained to repeat them.

A reminder about spoken prejudices: No one is required to repeat them.

(From the Publisher: Thank you Harold for reaching out to us all the way from Florida. We are guilty as charged and will do our best to redress this going forward.)

Email, Jun 29
Harold Maio, Ft Myers, Florida

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