Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System Needs More Places for People to Just Chill Out

“The Living Room model of care jibes with psychiatrist Patrick Corrigan’s theory of destigmatization. Corrigan, a researcher at the Illinois Institute of Technology, believes that destigmatizing mental illness hinges on more people coming out as having a mentall illness. We can learn about the causes and rates of various mood disorders, but living and working alongside people who’ve openly battled schizophrenia or bipolar disease is ultimately the way to change public perception. Corrigan looks to the gay rights movement for comparison. The movement really took off, he pointed out, when non-straight people became more visible in everyday life.” Read the full article here Source: Science.Mic by Theresa Fisher Image Source: Jon Bradley via Getty/Getty

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