Effect of discrimination on people with mental illness


People with mental health problems experience many different types of stigma. This article explores the attitudes and beliefs of the general public towards people with mental illness, and the lived experiences and feelings of service users and their relatives.

Keywords: Mental health/Mental illness/Stigma/Discrimination

This article has been double-blind peer reviewed
5 key points
1. Stigma can affect many aspects of people’s lives
2. Self-stigma is the process in which people turn stereotypes towards themselves
3. How the general public perceive people with mental health problems depends on their diagnosis
4. Stigma can be a barrier to seeking early treatment, cause relapse and hinder recovery
5. Future research should investigate the experiences of service users and their families to understand and measure the impact of stigma

8 Pages

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