No Stigma

Aug 07, 2019

To the Editor:

In a story titled “Sunrise Memorial Show Honors Life of Jennifer Bryceland at Firefly Gallery” (6/24), it was stated, “A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Lotus Project, a local nonprofit organization that provides free community outreach and works to remove the stigma from mental illness.”

To remove the stigma from mental illness requires that one not cooperate with those trained to say there is one. It can mean giving up one’s own training. Several times in history we have been confronted with that choice, and we stopped.

Harold A. Maio

Fort Myers, Fla.


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