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The blues aren’t black and white for teens

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This is a study on teen attitudes to depression in Australia: http://www.cnet.ngo.net.au/component/option,com_/Itemid,0/option,content/task,view/id,50317/

However, I thought this part was interesting -

Another key finding in the study was that teenagers considered other people’s depression stigma as significantly higher than their own.

“Most young people do not believe that mental health problems arise from a ‘weakness of character’,” said Dr Calear. “However teenagers are inclined to think that others their age would believe this to be the case.

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