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Prof. Susan Bell on Destigmatizing Disease (NPR) Archives

It’s become common for patients with diseases like cancer to wear ribbons or buttons, or to sport bumper stickers that reveal the illness. The reasons vary, from raising social awareness as part of an organized social movement to a strategy for survival. “It’s a way of making it visible,” says A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences Susan Bell in the piece, “giving people some way of trying to destigmatize their conditions and to signal and make connections with people who might have or know someone with similar conditions.”

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  1. Cathy Leonard

    I would be interested in a similar article on destigmatizing mental illness, which is not mentioned once in this article.

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