The Mental Health Commission of Canada says we often use language that can be stigmatizing towards people living with a physical or mental illness.
Stigmatizing language can include sentences like "they're handicap," "they're schizophrenic" or "they're depressed."
Experts say when we start identifying individuals as people, it allows others to see them and realize their illness is a part of them – it's not who they are.
Global's Sharmeen Somani tells us how we can put people first when speaking.
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