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Op-ed: Eradicate the stigma of mental health care | Navy Times

Op-ed: Eradicate the stigma of mental health care | Navy Times

Unmedicated, uncounseled and alone – his death was preventable. The stigma he harbored about asking for help would eventually claim his life. He died penniless and bed-ridden inside a state institution, the victim of a stroke brought on by his refusal to eat, drink or move as his mental illness consumed him. As I’ve reflected on his life, I continue to see unfortunate similarities between his struggles and those experienced by so many sailors.

Read more by Cmdr. Matthew D.W. Phillips: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/10/03/op-ed-eradicate-the-stigma-of-mental-health-care/

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