We still stigmatize mental illness, and that needs to stop
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(Valerie A. Lapointe, Nessa Ghassemi-Bakhtiari/ The Conversation) — Many people struggle with mental illness — in any given year, one in five people in Canada experience a mental health problem or illness — but it is still heavily stigmatized. This seems to happen because of three things: the creation of stereotypes,   …

Simone Biles’s withdrawal from Olympic event could ‘normalize’ mental health conversations
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(Benjamin Blume/ CBC News) — The decision of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles to withdraw from the women’s team final to look after her mental health could go a long way toward dispelling stigmas around the issue in sports, experts said.

“There has always been, within the athletic world, the emphasis on appearing  …