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Shrouded in a murky atmosphere of negligence, mental illnesses walk hand in hand with a word Egyptians are quite intimate with: stigma. In fact, Egyptians are extremely terrorized by psychological sicknesses to the extent that AlAbbasiya’s Mental Health Hospital served as the perfect setting to one of Egypt’s best-selling horror novels, Alfil Alazraq (The Blue Elephant) by Ahmed Mourad. The roots of the stigmatization are embedded so deeply into our society that digging them out is almost a utopian dream.…