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The Shame Game: Are You Avoiding the Doctor? If So, the Reason Might Be Embarrassment

DAP Health Equity Sunnylands

“As we get through the public-health crisis created by COVID-19, medical and mental-health leaders are coming to terms with how broken the systems really are.

One lesson we’ve learned: Shame—not cost or convenience—is causing far too many people to avoid medical and mental care, even when that care is free or low-cost. How someone feels about asking for help can have a real effect on a person’s future—especially if it becomes the reason that person doesn’t go to the doctor or see a therapist when necessary…”

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