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The dangerous silence surrounding mental health

 The Curbside Chronicle - USA 11 May 2019

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, one third of all homeless people in the U.S. have mental health problems. Using the tragic story of his son’s personal battle with mental illness, Ted Streuli makes a plea for more open discussion around mental health, which he says should be considered like any other disease. "We do not talk about mental illness the way we discuss physical diseases," he writes. "No one says, “I’m cancerous,” the way people say, “I’m schizophrenic” or “I’m bi-polar.” Only people with a mental illness become the disease." (1568 Words) - By Ted Streuli

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Using the tragic story of his son’s personal battle with mental illness, Ted Streuli makes a plea for more open discussion around mental health, which he says should be considered like any other disease.Credit: The Curbside Chronicle

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Colby Streuli.Credit: The Curbside Chronicle


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