Rethinking 'Mental Health Stigma'

West, Keon; Hewstone, Miles and Holmes, Emily A.. 2010. Rethinking 'Mental Health Stigma'. The European Journal of Public Health, 20(2), pp. 131-132. ISSN 1101-1262 [Article]

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The stigma of mental illness is devastating for both sufferers and their families, and can affect every area of life including interpersonal relationships, access to employment and other desired social roles and quality of health care.1 It is certainly a problem in contemporary Britain where half the population believes that people with eating disorders feel different from ‘normal’ people, more than 60% of the population believes that people with severe depression are hard to talk to and more than 70% of the population believes that people with schizophrenia are a danger to others

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29 Oct 2013 22:10

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