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October 6th, 2010
09:33 AM ET

Stigma of mental illness remains

Despite the efforts of people in the public eye going public about their own condition and despite all of the public service campaigns the stigma attached to mental illness remains. And that's a shame, because there should be no shame in seeking treatment, no matter how severe.

The disappointing news was reported in September by the American Journal of Psychiatry, in an article titled, in part, “A Disease Like Any Other?”

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