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Living With The Stigma And Stereotypes Of Mental Illness

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Quinton Gray

From the series Uncuffed:

Mental illness can be a challenge on many levels...including the struggle against stigma, and to be treated with dignity and respect. Uncuffed producer b.f. Thames spoke with Quinton Gray, who’s on a mission to let people know that despite his personal shortcomings, he’s just like everyone else.

“Once I tell a person I suffer from mental illness, there’s two things that people expect. Rage or confusion.”
Quinton Gray

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