How Philadelphia Is Breaking Mental Illness Barriers


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The city of Philadelphia is breaking down years of mental illness stigma by spreading awareness and offering support in a simple, inspiring way: by promising to listen.

The city has introduced its first-ever #IWillListen Day, when locals participated in a citywide discussion on mental health by pledging via social media to listen to others, without judgment.

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Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs or who suffer from acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances or are having problems coping with daily living.

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