Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness: Lessons for Therapists and Advocates / Edition 1

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness: Lessons for Therapists and Advocates / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0470683600
ISBN-13:
9780470683606
Pub. Date:
03/22/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness: Lessons for Therapists and Advocates / Edition 1

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination.  

  • Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illness
  • Contains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approaches
  • Authors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470683606
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Foreword: Robert Lundin.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Stigma is Personal.

2 Understanding and Measuring Stigma.

3 Challenging the Public Stigma of Mental Illness.

4 Addressing Self-Stigma and Fostering Empowerment.

5 Addressing Structural Stigma.

6 Stigma as Social Injustice.

References.

Learn More About It: Resources and Chapter References (Jennifer D. Rafacz).

Index.

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