Mental illness is neither a mark of shame nor a badge of honor.

Efforts to de-stigmatize mental illness in recent years have helped remove barriers that once made people in need feel too ashamed to get appropriate help with their mental health. But have we gone too far?

Social incentives and disincentives play a huge role in shaping human behavior. It’s difficult to overstate this, but easy to lose sight of it.

We all need a sense of identity and a community to belong to. We want others to actively show us that they accept, support, and encourage us. We want…



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