stigma

The long stigma of COVID may encourage people to hide the disease

The long stigma of COVID may encourage people to hide the disease

An estimated 2.1million people are living with long COVID in the UK alone. We recently surveyed 888 people in the UK with long COVID about their experiences of stigma, and 95% said they had experienced stigma related to their condition. Long COVID is characterized by prolonged symptoms following a COVID infection. Symptoms can include fatigue, …

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Open to Talk: Suicide Attempt Survivor Shares His Story;  new resources become available

Open to Talk: Suicide Attempt Survivor Shares His Story; new resources become available

Inpatient psychiatric beds in New Hampshire have long been in short supply, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the situation, forcing people to seek treatment for their mental health issues in emergency rooms until a bed is available. Last week, 18 adults and 21 children were waiting in emergency rooms that were not equipped to …

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Social impact of hidradenitis suppurativa associated with impaired quality of life and mental health burden

Social impact of hidradenitis suppurativa associated with impaired quality of life and mental health burden

Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa who reported feelings of stigma due to their condition had poorer quality of life and higher levels of depression and social anxiety compared to those who did not report feelings of stigma. . The social impact of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) may increase the burden of quality of life (QOL) and the …

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