Dr. Alddo Molinar: Overcoming Mental Health Stigma
Feb 11, 2022
Approximately 26% of American adults suffer from a mental health condition, but up to 75% of the affected people do not get treatment. For people with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, avoiding treatment could lead to worse outcomes. Dr. Alddo Molinar from the East Ohio Regional Hospital says: "mental health stigma often prevents people from seeking treatment."
"The fear of being called a mental health patient means people will delay or avoid seeking help," he says.