“Mental illness is already highly stigmatized.”

By some, even a majority, but by far not by us all. Societies have a very long tradition of directing that prejudice, and an equally long awareness of the harm induced in so doing. Still, we cooperate, many of us automatically. 

Perceived stigma is one of the greatest driving factors behind why college students do not receive help. To be perceived it has to be directed. We are no strangers to seeing it directed. Nor in ourselves directing it.

Harold A. Maio
Fort Myers, Fla.