If you should speak to anyone affected by a mental illness, the chances are that you will hear stories of hidden suffering, shame, and discrimination in nearly every sector of their lives.

Vikram Patel

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“Mental Health for All by Involving All.” TEDGlobal 2012. June 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Mental Health for All by Involving All." TEDGlobal 2012. June 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from mental health care advocate Vikram Patel's 2012 TED Talk about the lack of adequate mental health care around the world, particularly in developing countries. The quote means that people who suffer from mental illness, such as major depression or obsessive compulsive disorder, commonly experience sadness, guilt, and adversity in most areas of life, from their personal relationships to their career. Watch the full TED Talk here: Vikram Patel - Mental Health for All by Involving All
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