Stigma

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Social ConnotationPlay
Stigma usually implies negative judgement from society. SlideShe fought against the stigma of being a single mother.
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Psychological ImpactPlay
Stigma can affect a person's self-esteem and mental health. SlideThe stigma of poverty made him reluctant to seek help.
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Overcoming StigmaPlay
Efforts to change perceptions can reduce stigma. SlideCampaigns aim to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness.