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Remove mental health stigma

It's a shame that mental health isn't brought up more when people go to see their doctor. It's incredibly important not just for those suffering from chronic illness, but for anyone healthy or otherwise. There is much stigma that comes from discussing sensitive issues such as depression and suicide, but we need to work hard as a community to make this more widely accepted. Not only do doctors need to always have this conversation with their patients, but patients need to also meet them halfway by being open to discussing these topics freely.