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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

The Stigma of Mental Health Difficulties
The stigma of mental health difficulties

It is the stigma, and the feelings of guilt and shame, or the defensive denial, that go with it that makes people with psychiatric symptoms reluctant to seek treatment, or even to accept that their symptoms exist and might be a manifestation of mental disorder. (Kendell, 2001, p. 5).

The Attitudes of Young People towards People with Mental Health Difficulties

Although young people are accustomed to thinking about, for example, their physical health, the importance of keeping fit or taking account of the risks of unprotected sex, attitudes towards mental health seem to be different. There are two main reasons for this state of affairs. First, there is a lack of appropriate resources to support young ...

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