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What Is Social Stigma Surrounding Depression?

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The social stigma surrounding depression, especially in adolescents is vital in order to ensure the discrepancies between the actual-self and social norms doesn’t affect it more and create a negative cycle. Depression already affects the mood of individuals and makes it difficult to achieve hopes and desires (ideal-self) but it is also essential to improve societies stigma of mental illness to improve on social norms surrounding the duties of individuals (ought-self). Improving the awareness and stigma of depression and mental illness will allow for less of a discrepancy between actual-self and ought-self allowing for the negative cycle to be reduced in individuals (Calear, Griffiths & Christensen 2011). The Australian stigmatisation has dramatically
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