Educational intervention to decrease stigmatizing attitudes of undergraduate nurses towards people with mental illness – 2017-03

Health professionals can hold stigmatizing views about people with mental illness. In addition to being discriminatory, these beliefs cause anxiety that can affect learning in the clinical environment. A review of an undergraduate nursing curriculum introduced the Modern Apprenticeship curriculum model and provided an opportunity for an educational intervention designed

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Forensic psychiatric experiences, stigma, and self-concept: a mixed-methods study – 2018-01-15

This study used a mixed-methods approach to investigate stigma experiences and self-concepts of individuals with both mental illness and criminal histories. The full sample of participants completed self-report measures of self-concept related to mental illness, race, and criminal history, and a brief qualitative self-concept measure. A subsample of participants completed

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Here’s A New Year’s Resolution: Stop Using The Word ‘Crazy’ – 2017-12-29

Many of us spent the holidays engaged in conversations with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones. Many of these conversations were likely light-hearted, others serious and challenging, and some were even jokes no doubt. And how many of these conversations involved the words “crazy” or “insane?” Often we use these

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Measuring Mental Health Provider-Based Stigma: Development and Initial Psychometric Testing of a Self-Assessment Instrument – 2018-01

This article describes the development and initial psychometric testing of the Mental Health Provider Self-Assessment of Stigma Scale (MHPSASS), a 20-item instrument crafted in reflection of Charles’ (Social Work in Mental Health 11:360–375, 2013) empirically derived, experience-based, five-themed model of provider stigmatization. Following model and item review by construct experts,

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Measuring Recurring Stigma in the Lives of Individuals with Mental Illness – 2018-01

We present an exploratory factor analysis of the 8-item Daily Indignities of Mental Illness (DIMI) scale, created to measure the detection and perceptions of recurring stigma among individuals with recent psychiatric hospitalizations. Structured in-person interviews were conducted with individuals with recent psychiatric hospitalizations in metropolitan New York. The 8-item DIMI

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Oversimplifying beliefs about causes of mental illness may hinder social acceptance – 2018-01-09

Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a new

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Primary Care Physicians’ Views about Prescribing Methadone to Treat Opioid Use Disorder – 2017-08

Background: Methadone maintenance treatment is an effective way to reduce harms associated with opioid use disorder and, in several countries, is delivered in community-based primary care settings. Expanding methadone into primary care depends, in part, on physicians’ willingness and readiness to integrate it into their practices. Objectives: This qualitative study

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Stigma continues to hamper response to opioid epidemic – 2018-01-10

Efforts to reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic remain beset by the stigma associated with drug use, a group of OHSU researchers write in a year-end review. The stigma continues despite the fact that more than one-third of the American population used prescription opioids as of 2015, the authors report. With

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The mediating role of mattering to others in recovery and stigma – 2017

Objective: This study examines the role of mattering to others as an intrapersonal construct that may mediate the relationship between social support and 2 separate criterion variables: recovery and internalized stigma associated with living with a serious mental health condition. Adults living with serious mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia,

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Who should be responsible for supporting individuals with mental health problems? A critical literature review – 2018-01-12

Background: Individuals with mental health problems have many support needs that are often inadequately met; however, perceptions of who should be responsible for meeting these needs have been largely unexplored. Varying perceptions may influence whether, how, and to what extent relevant stakeholders support individuals with mental health problems. Aims: To

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