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The Secret Side of Health | Camilla Monssen | TEDxYouth@ASH
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Added Aug 8, 2016
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1 in 4 people will develop a mental disorder in their lifetime, but many will not receive help. Why? To a large extent, it's due to the stigma; a stigma which is fueled by the repression of this topic. How do we break down this taboo? Simple: talk about it openly.

Camilla Monssen is a senior at the American School of the Hauge and hopes to become a psychologist. By conducting her own research, she explores the nature of mental health at her school, her community and the world at large. 1 in 4 people will develop a mental disorder, but many will suppress those feelings in fear of the stigma associated with it. Camilla proposes ideas on what individuals can do in order to create a safer atmosphere for students to openly discuss their issues as well as how schools can facilitate this discussion in order to teach students that this shouldn't be a taboo topic.

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