WHY DOES STIGMA MATTER?
Stigma keeps people from the best possible care. Women with substance use disorders, infectious diseases, mental health, or other health conditions can often feel judged and blamed by family, friends, and healthcare providers, which can keep them from getting the care they need.
“Words are things….They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.”
– Maya Angelou
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