Sebelius Urges End To Mental Illness Stigma At SAMHSA Event

The Congressional Quarterly (5/7, Young, Subscription Publication) reports that on Tuesday, “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged an end to the stigma that often is attached to seeking treatment for psychiatric conditions.” Sebelius remarked, “We need to get to a place in this country where everyone feels comfortable accessing treatment without the fear of getting judged, to a place where anyone feels as comfortable saying that they are going for counseling as they are for a flu shot.” The piece notes that Sebelius “was among the speakers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.”

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