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Mental Illness Stigma: Problem of Public Health or Social Justice? by Patrick W. Corrigan, Amy C. Watson, Peter Byrne, and Kristin E. Davis
"The U.S. Surgeon General's report on mental health (1999) and the report of President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Healthy (2003) highlighted the public health impact of mental illness stigma. Using a medical model, several education programs have sought to diminish stigma's effect on public health by describing mental illness as a disease of the brain that can be treated successfully. This approach has been shown to be useful for reducing blame related to mental illness."