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stigma

A negative impression of property because of real or perceived problems.The most common stigma is associated with property that has remained on the market for whatever time period is locally considered “too long.”Potential buyers usually think there must be some problem with the property that they might or might not be able to recognize and economically cure, so they avoid such properties.Another common stigma is a commercial property,usually with a restaurant tenant, that has experienced high turnover.The reason might be that the tenants had insufficient financial resources to survive until the break-even point, but the property soon acquires a stigma as a bad location for restaurants.To some extent,the stigma can become a self-fulfilling prophecy if the community fails to patronize any business at that location because of the stigma.Despite that,there are tremendous opportunities for investors who target stigmatized properties and can successfully overcome the bad reputation.

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It is important to tackle stigma and discrimination because it is unlawful, unethical and unjust.
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Fiona McGrory, occupational therapist at New College Lanarkshire, said: "Mental health stigma remains a significant barrier for many individuals in Lanarkshire, it can prevent them from seeking support and negatively impact on their quality of life.
For example, stigma against people with psychological disorders can result in job discrimination (Stuart, 2006) despite the fact that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 established the unlawfulness of workplace discrimination against an individual with a psychological disorder.
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