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11 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

03/10/2015 08:34am ET | Updated March 10, 2015

The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it.

A lack of understanding when it comes to these disorders can leave sufferers feeling isolated and hopeless. Only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic toward their struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are many people who are fighting against the stigma associated with mental illness -- but sometimes it can be hard to remember that in a world full of bias. That's why we're thankful for these inspiring quotes from some of society's most progressive minds. From presidents to doctors, the individuals below totally capture the frustrating battle that comes with mental health disorders.

Just remember: You are not alone.

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