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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness. Lessons for Therapists and Advocates. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2175108
  • Book
  • January 2011
  • 254 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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
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About the Authors ix

Foreword: Robert Lundin xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Stigma is Personal 1

2 Understanding and Measuring Stigma 23

3 Challenging the Public Stigma of Mental Illness 55

4 Addressing Self-Stigma and Fostering Empowerment 115

5 Addressing Structural Stigma 169

6 Stigma as Social Injustice 189

References 199

Learn More About It: Resources and Chapter References by Jennifer D. Rafacz 207

Index 225

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Patrick W. Corrigan Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

David Roe University of Haifa, Israel.

Hector W. H. Tsang The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
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