On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Implications for Research and Social Change

On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Implications for Research and Social Change

by Patrick W. Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591471893

ISBN-13: 9781591471899

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychological Association

"Written by participants and first-rate social scientists in the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical Strategies for Research and Social Change explores the causes and ramifications of mental illness stigma and possible means to eliminate it. The book translates basic behavioral research, especially from social psychology,…  See more details below

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"Written by participants and first-rate social scientists in the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical Strategies for Research and Social Change explores the causes and ramifications of mental illness stigma and possible means to eliminate it. The book translates basic behavioral research, especially from social psychology, to an issue of prime importance to clinical psychology." At the core of many problems facing people with mental illness is public reaction to their disabilities (e.g., landlords may not rent to and employers may not hire someone with a serious mental illness). The authors explore the causes of such stigmatizing attitudes, including media images and a culture that does not respect people with mental illness. Living within such a culture often leads to self-stigmatization as well. Although laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act have decreased the impact of discrimination, contact between those with mental illness and those without may be one of the most effective ways to diminish stigma. This book includes practical strategies for dealing with public stigma and self-stigma including deciding when and how to disclose one's psychiatric history to others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591471899
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

IOverview of the problem9
Ch. 1The impact of mental illness stigma11
Ch. 2Methods for studying stigma and mental illness45
IIUnderstanding mental illness stigma67
Ch. 3First-person accounts of stigma69
Ch. 4Social psychological models of mental illness stigma99
Ch. 5Sociological models of mental illness stigma : progress and prospects129
Ch. 6A social-cognitive model of personal responses to stigma145
Ch. 7Mental illness and dangerousness : fact or misperception, and implications for stigma165
Ch. 8Senseless crimes : sin or sickness? : implications for mental illness stigma181
Ch. 9Stigma and the police197
Ch. 10Stigma and substance use disorders219
IIIChanging mental illness stigma237
Ch. 11Strategies for assessing and diminishing self-stigma239
Ch. 12Dealing with stigma through personal disclosure257
Ch. 13Challenging public stigma : a targeted approach281
Ch. 14Changing stigma through the media297
IVConclusion313
Ch. 15Mental illness stigma as social injustice : yet another dream to be achieved315

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