Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness provides practical strategies for addressing the two 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.Â
Written by highly respected and experienced experts in the field of stigma research, this book provides a guide to all stakeholders who work to challenge discrimination and its impact. Practical worksheets and interventions guidelines are included to assist readers in facilitating the implementation of effective anti–stigma strategies within a community.
Foreword: Robert Lundin.
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.
Learn More About It: Resources and Chapter References (Jennifer D. Rafacz).