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new social rules are leading to new types of stigma

Coronavirus: new social rules are leading to new types of stigma

new social rules are leading to new types of stigma new social rules are leading to new types of stigma Not wearing a mask in public divides public opinion – but face coverings are soon to become compulsory in UK shops. Credit: Zoteva/Shutterstock During lockdown, we saw how the pandemic …

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    Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

    Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

    Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown Credit: Pixabay Lockdown restrictions have not brought estranged family members closer together, and recent focus on the importance of family support has made dealing with the pandemic even more difficult for those with challenging …

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      Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

      Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming 1

      This 2019 photo provided by the Lamilla Family shows Bella Lamilla, a retired school teacher who was Ecuador’s first confirmed coronavirus case. Even as Ecuador’s coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online. Lamilla is an example of how for patients and loved ones, …

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        Scientific community pledges to end obesity stigma

        Scientific community pledges to end obesity stigma 2

        Credit: CC0 Public Domain Coinciding with World Obesity Day, over 100 medical and scientific organisations have today pledged their support for a consensus statement that recognises unscientific public narratives of obesity as a major cause of weight stigma and calls for strong policies and legislation to prevent weight-based discrimination. In …

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          As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

          As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help 6

          In this Nov. 14, 2019, photo, students walk on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. That’s according to an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities. …

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            She lives with seizures, and public stigma, every day

            She lives with seizures, and public stigma, every day 7

            Eva Wadvinski Most of the time, Eva Wadvinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn’t. Wadvinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as often as 40 times a day. They’re not typical “Hollywood” seizures where people convulse (tonic-clonic seizures), making it harder for people to understand what …

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