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Lost for words

Freya Sewell Community mental health nurse, NHS Shetland

How the language we use stigmatises and disempowers service users

Our choice of language expresses something of how we interpret the world. It points to inner thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. Verbalising these further reinforces them. It is important then to attend to language use and its consequences.

Mental Health Practice. 22, 2, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.2.13.s8

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