Enduring stigma and the lack of trained professionals loom as acute barriers to mental health treatment, especially in developing nations. But tangible progress is being made through the use of community health workers, peer advisors, and interactive screening programs that provide a safe and confidential way to access mental health services before crises emerge. By elevating the conversation about how pervasive mental disorders really are, advocates hope to break down the reluctance to disclose illness. What works to increase awareness and reduce the burden of mental health challenges?
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