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Why Do We Still Stigmatize Mental Illness?

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For a long time, the word “cancer” was whispered, almost in shame. A diagnosis of mental illness hasn’t moved far beyond that today. Richard Grinker, professor of anthropology and international affairs at George Washington University, joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how we are on the cusp of accepting a spectrum of neurodiversity and why it’s taken so long to shed stigma. His book is called “Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness.”