US Needs Federally Led, Far-Reaching Strategy To Reduce Mental Health And Drug Abuse Stigma

Medscape (4/21, Ault) reports the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a new report concluding that the US “needs a federally led, far-reaching strategy to reduce the continuing stigma associated with mental health disorders and substance use disorders.” The report, called “Ending Discrimination Against People With Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change,” was “requested by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).”

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