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    Understanding Stigma: What It Means and How It Affects Us

    Defining Stigma: A Comprehensive Overview Stigma refers to a negative stereotype or a mark of disgrace associated with a particular group or individual. It is a social construct that arises from our cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes. Stigma can be directed towards a wide range of characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental health conditions, and…

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