The current editorial outlines the reasoning that went into changing the name of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology to Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Connotations of the term “abnormal” have changed, since it was first used for the journal title in 1973. It is now frequently interpreted as describing the person, and not the condition that he or she has. It also does not currently promote the view that the person needs professional intervention but is often interpreted as indicating that the person is defective in some way. The new name of the journal was not intended to promote any single way of conceptualizing mental health problems but to provide a name that captures the significant distress and impairment experienced by persons with serious psychological difficulties, recognizes the need for professional intervention for these individuals, and attempts to minimize potential harmful effects of labelling. This name change is embedded in a broader appeal for mental health professionals to be sensitive to how labels can reinforce the stigma associated with mental health problems and to work to change the stigma that is associated with such problems in most modern societies.