Mental Illness Stigma: Limitations of Crisis Intervention Team Training [2018]

As police departments in the United States strive to improve their capacity to effectively engage individuals with mental illness (IMI), Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training has become increasingly common. Limited empirical work has studied the effectiveness of CIT, and available studies demonstrate split evidence on the effectiveness of the approach.

Psychiatric diagnosis and other predictors of experienced and anticipated workplace discrimination and concealment of mental illness among mental health service users in England [2018]

Purpose This study aims to examine whether psychiatric diagnosis is associated with likelihoods of experienced and anticipated workplace discrimination and the concealment of psychiatric diagnoses. Methods 5924 mental health service users in England were interviewed as part of the Viewpoint survey between 2009 and 2014 using the Discrimination and Stigma

Mental health problems among clinical psychologists: Stigma and its impact on disclosure and help‐seeking [2018]

1 Objective(s) To assess the prevalence of personal experiences of mental health problems among clinical psychologists, external, perceived, and self‐stigma among them, and stigma‐related concerns relating to disclosure and help‐seeking. 2 Method Responses were collected from 678 UK‐based clinical psychologists through an anonymous web survey consisting of the Social Distance

Effect of public safety realignment variables on the perceived employability of former offenders: public perception of the role of type of custody and program participation [2018]

The objective of the current research was to investigate the public perceptions of conditions pertaining to employability of former offenders as it relates to custody type and use of rehabilitative programs such as vocational and life skills classes. After reading a hypothetical job description for a cashier position, participants evaluated

Stigma and substance use disorders: an international phenomenon [2017]

Purpose of review To collect and update published information on the stigma associated with substance abuse in nonclinical samples, which has not been recently reviewed. Recent findings Searching large databases, a total of only 17 articles were published since 1999, with the majority of studies conducted outside the United States.

Self-Stigma and Consumer Participation in Shared Decision Making in Mental Health Services [2017]

Objective: People with mental illness struggle with symptoms and with public stigma. Some accept common prejudices and lose self-esteem, resulting in shame and self-stigma, which may affect their interactions with mental health professionals. This study explored whether self-stigma and shame are associated with consumers’ preferences for participation in medical decision

How stigma gets under the skin: the role of stigma, self-stigma and self-esteem in subjective recovery from psychosis [2017]

This study examined the impact of stigma on subjective recovery from psychosis, and whether self-esteem and internalised stigma (self-directed negative attitudes and thoughts regarding one’s mental health issues) mediates the observed associations between stigmatising experiences and outcome. Fifty-nine services-users with schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder diagnoses completed symptom (Positive and

Public attitudes toward disclosing mental health conditions [2017]

This study examined public perceptions about mental illness, specifically investigating individuals’ concerns about disclosing a mental condition and the potential outcomes of doing so. This survey asked 570 adults whether they would disclose a mental condition in four different scenarios: seeking health care, employment, academic or vocational counseling, and for

Popular television and public mental health: creating media entertainment from mental distress [2017]

This paper explores how tensions and power differentials within public mental health interact with the practices of media production in entertainment television. I present the findings of a qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with story consultants from mental health organisations and Senior Executives, Producers and script-writers from UK television series

How and when does mental illness stigma impact treatment seeking? Longitudinal examination of relationships between anticipated and internalized stigma, symptom severity, and mental health service use [2018]

Highlights• Examined longitudinal relationship between stigma and mental health treatment seeking. • Internalized stigma mediated relationship between anticipated stigma and treatment. • Symptom severity moderated relationship between anticipated stigma and treatment. Abstract Although mental illness stigma has been identified as an important barrier to mental health treatment, there is little consensus regarding how

Explaining the relation between masculinity and stigma toward mental illness: The relative effects of sex, gender, and behavior [2017]

Stereotypes interact such that people perceive some disorders as masculine and others as feminine. Masculine disorders tend to be highly stigmatized, and 3 studies explored potential causes of this effect. Study 1 (N = 186) showed that masculine disorders elicited more stigma then feminine disorders independent of the sex of

Internalized stigma of mental illness: Changes and associations with treatment outcomes [2017]

Internalized stigma of mental illness is associated with poor mental health and represents a prominent barrier to accessing treatment. Few studies have investigated the effects of cognitive–behavioral treatment approaches on internalized stigma, particularly without a targeted stigma intervention. The current study examined the relationship between internalized stigma and depression, anxiety,

The Correlation Between Schizophrenic Patients’ Level of Internalized Stigma and Their Level of Hope [2017]

HIGHLIGHTS •İnternalized stigma is associated with hope •The internalized stigma levels of schizophrenia patients were found to be high •Hope levels of schizophrenia patients were found to be moderate •Stigma resistance is associated with hope ABSTRACT AIM The aim of this study is to determine the correlation between schizophrenic patients’

Relationships between anti-stigma programme awareness, disclosure comfort and intended help-seeking regarding a mental health problem [2017]

Background Anti-stigma programmes should aim to increase disclosure to those who can support someone with a mental health problem and appropriate professional help-seeking. Aims We investigated associations among public awareness of England’s Time to Change anti-stigma campaign and: (a) comfort envisaged in disclosing a mental health problem to family and

Perceptions of sex offenders with intellectual disability: A comparison of forensic staff and the general public [2018]

Background Existing literature suggests that individuals with intellectual disability are not always held accountable for their actions and forensic staff are unlikely to report their sexually harmful behaviour. Method This research explores how categorization of an offender as having intellectual disability and the framing of an offence as planned or

Stigma experienced by family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: multidimensional construct [2018]

Background There is a lack of good-quality instruments measuring stigma experienced by family members of stigmatised people. Aims To develop a self-report measure of stigma among families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and examine associations between family stigma and other variables. Method The new Family Stigma Instrument (FAMSI)