Language Matters in Mental Health

Source: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Date Published: 2018

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A brief article on how language shapes perspective. The words we choose and the meanings we attach to them influence our feelings, attitudes and beliefs. Our language choices have a powerful effect on how we view mental health and people living with mental health conditions.

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