Psychiatry, awareness and stigma in today's society - EXPeditions

Psychiatry, awareness and stigma in today's society

by Simon Wessely
  • Key point 1
    Psychiatrists tend to argue and debate in public much more than other doctors and scientists do, since the issues that interest them also interest the general public.
  • Key point 2
    We need alternatives to coercion and hospitalisation for those with severe mental illnesses. That means more community-based services for patients who need them.
  • Key point 3
    Younger people are tuned in to issues surrounding mental health in a way that older generations rarely were. When asked, young people say mental health should be the top priority for the National Health Service.