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How to Talk about Mental Health: Addressing Misunderstandings about Mental Health in the Media

Tip Sheet

Date Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019
By: Laura Golden

Abstract

This tip sheet was developed as a collaboration between the Massachusetts Statewide Youth Advisory Council (SYAC) and the Learning and Working Center at the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (TACR) to clear up some common misunderstandings about mental health conditions and to share strategies to talk about mental health in a more accurate and more helpful way! Read on to learn more about mental health.

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Subject Area

Transition Age Youth

Keywords

transition age youth, stigma, stigma busting, mental health ally, person-first language, mental health myths, mental health facts, young adults, SYAC, MA DMH

Suggested Citation

Golden L. How to Talk about Mental Health: Addressing Misunderstandings about Mental Health in the Media. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2019;16(3):1136. https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1136. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol16/iss3/1