Mental health professionals face stigma, discrimination in work place for personal struggles

It took Dr. Bart Andrews 16 years to admit to himself and others that he was a suicide attempt survivor.

It happened in 1998, right after he’d finished a graduate school internship and before he’d begun work at Behavioral Health Response, which provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises and is based in St. Louis.

Andrews had fought substance use for years and been treated for alcoholism as an undergraduate.

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