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What is self-stigma?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Self-stigma is when you believe you are weak or damaged because of an illness -- in this case, depression. Such a negative attitude can be harmful because it may stop you from seeking or receiving treatment for your depression symptoms.

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