Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma in California

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma in California

Rebecca L. Collins
Eunice C. Wong
Jennifer L. Cerully
Elizabeth Roth
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 4
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs2bc
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    Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma in California
    Book Description:

    Report identifies racial and ethnic groups in California that are more likely to stigmatize those with mental illness, thereby helping understand who is at greatest risk of experiencing stigma within their own communities.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8968-7
    Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, History

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  1. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma in California
    (pp. 1-4)
    Rebecca L. Collins, Eunice C. Wong, Jennifer L. Cerully and Elizabeth Roth

    The goal of this report is to identify racial and ethnic groups in California that are more likely to stigmatize those with mental illness. Identifying these groups can help in understanding who is at greatest risk of experiencing stigma within their own communities and with the targeting of stigma reduction efforts. California is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse states in the United States, elevating the importance of testing for any differences in attitudes across these groups. Prior research has found limited evidence of racial differences in mental illness stigma (Pescosolido, 2013). Two studies find Latinos to be...