Mental illness stigma in USA

A study carried out by researchers at Indiana University and Columbia University, and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, has discovered that although the public are more willing to accept neurobiological explanations of mental illness and substance abuse problems, these conditions are still stigmatized. This results in discrimination when people with such problems attempt to find work, housing, access treatment, conduct social relationships, and so on. As well as having a negative impact on their own lives and well-being, it also negatively affects the lives and well-being of their friends and relatives. You can read more here.