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For this video, I am going to share with you common myths about mental health challenges and facts based on research that addresses these misconceptions.


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2. Mental Health Myths and Facts. Updated 02/28/2022.

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10. Rice AN, Harris SC. Issues of cultural competence in mental health care. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2021;61(1):e65-e68.

11. Eldeeb SY. Understanding and Addressing Arab-American Mental Health Disparities. Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal at Clark. 2017;3(1):1.

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13. Klarić M, Lovrić S. Methods to fight mental illness stigma. Psychiatria Danubina. 2017;29(suppl. 5):910-917.