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This can also help in dispelling the gloom of social stigma.
For example, social stigma is negatively related to attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help because people tend to avoid making negative judgments about others (Deane & Chamberlain, 1994).
What we should be doing as a society is stamping out the taboo and social stigma of debt.
The Dispatches team follows four girls as they struggle to cope with the crimes committed against them and fight the social stigma that comes with the abuse.
The second reason is the social stigma and lack of familial support Saudi women get when they decide to enter the field.
A CAMPAIGN aimed at reducing the social stigma attached to mental health problems hits the streets of Hartlepool on Saturday.
In regions outside of sub-Saharan Africa, it is most common among people on the margins of society, and can be the source of social stigma if it is associated with deviant behaviour, immorality, lack of faith in God or divine punishment for sex-related sins.
The scheme leader Phil Webber said: "Our blanket, free-for-all approach reduces administration and also avoids the social stigma of means testing".
Study leader Dr Vincent Harley, pictured, from Prince Henry's Institute in Clayton, Australia, said: "There is a social stigma that transsexualism is a choice.
The story also reveals the huge influence wielded by her brother Ronald (Tom Burke) and how she coped in her youth with the social stigma that came with her divorce.
For an unmarried girl to become pregnant was a social stigma.