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Crusade continues to help Arizona mentally ill

Ever since his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 16, H. Clarke Romans has made it his life's mission to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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—Ever since his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 16, H. Clarke Romans has made it his life’s mission to break down “the stigma” surrounding mental illness.

I do not think that is an educated response. Validating a “stigma” diverts people from concrete failures in our society. The “stigma” of rape did that, the “stigma” of Jews did the same.
We have designed a health system not to respond to people with serious mental illnesses in need. We are content with that system. Call it what you will, but do not expect change by calling it a “stigma,” it is far more serious.

Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

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