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American Psychological Association: Young Teens of Color More Likely to Avoid Peers With Mental Illness

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The American Psychological Association issued the following news release:

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- Negative attitudes may persist into adulthood, study says

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Students identifying as black or Latino are more likely to say they would socially distance themselves from peers with a mental illness, a key indicator of mental illness stigma, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The findings reinforce how stigma may prevent teens who face prejudice and d...