LETTER:A plea for sanity

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From Dr Carol A. Henshaw

Sir: I was dismayed to read the Generation Why cartoon on 15 May. The continued portrayal by the media of psychiatrists being in need of as much help as their patients serves only to perpetuate the stigmatisation of the mentally ill and those who care for them. The Royal College of Psychiatrists is currently campaigning against this, as it serves only to prevent many people suffering from a mental disorder from receiving the help they need.

Yours sincerely,

CAROL A. HENSHAW

Department of Psychiatry

North Staffordshire Hospital

Stoke on Trent

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