Stigma and Public Perception

“As soon as people hear that word…”: associative stigma among clinicians working with people with serious mental illness – 2018

Purpose Stigma by association occurs when members affiliated with a marginalized group become discredited themselves. This qualitative study explored associative stigma among mental health (MH) clinicians working with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness. Design/methodology/approach Forty-seven eligible service providers completed

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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

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How does psychiatric diagnosis affect young people’s self-concept and social identity? A systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature [2018]

Highlights • Psychiatric diagnosis affects young people’s self-concept and social identity. • A systematic review identified 38 relevant qualitative studies. • Diagnosis entails both risks and benefits for self-concept and social identity. • Self/identity outcomes may inform decisions about giving or accepting a diagnosis.

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