Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

Un libro in lingua di Corrigan Patrick W. David Roe Tsang Hector W. H. edito da Blackwell Pub, 2011

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In this unique text aimed at therapists, those in helping professions, patients, and families in the US and Europe, Corrigan (psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology) et al. outline practical strategies for addressing the major forms of stigma of mental illness: public stigma, prejudice and discrimination endorsed by general society; self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when a person internalizes prejudice and discrimination; and structural stigmas, the social forces shaped by public stigma. They use stories to show the experiences of those who have dealt with stigma, discuss key points in history associated with public impressions of stigma, describe ways to understand and measure it, and provide strategies for change through education, protest, disclosure, legal remedies, and other tactics. Some sections of the book were taken from Corrigan and Robert Lundin's Don't Call Me Nuts! Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness (2001), and this volume updates many of its ideas with recent research. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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