Stigma and mental health

This paper just needs to answer the below questison. 250-300 words will be fine.

We live in a busy and fast world. Mental health is one of the national health priority areas. The issue is complex and has several causes. This week I would like your group to discuss what you think can be done to address to stigma around mental health and/or any evaluated preventative programs that have had a positive impact on mental health. Be mindful that mental health is a sensitive issue; let us ensure we respect each other’s thoughts for this discussion.

Some reference ideas

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