Changes in Mental Illness Stigma in California During the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative

Changes in Mental Illness Stigma in California During the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative

Rebecca L. Collins
Eunice C. Wong
Elizabeth Roth
Jennifer L. Cerully
Joyce S. Marks
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 10
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt15sk8gd
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    Changes in Mental Illness Stigma in California During the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative
    Book Description:

    Presents results of a one-year follow-up to the 2014 California Statewide Survey, which was developed to track attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to mental illness. This report focuses on items measuring stigma.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9124-6
    Subjects: Psychology, History, Sociology

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  1. Changes in Mental Illness Stigma in California During the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative
    (pp. 1-10)
    Rebecca L. Collins, Eunice C. Wong, Elizabeth Roth, Jennifer L. Cerully and Joyce S. Marks

    Mental illness is a highly stigmatizing condition (Link et al., 1999; Pescosolido et al., 1999). This stigma adds substantially to the challenges faced by those in emotional distress (Evans-Lacko et al., 2012) and can influence their ability to find and maintain housing, work, and social relationships (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999). It is also thought to account for the low rates of, and substantial delays in, treatment-seeking among those experiencing mental health problems (Kessler et al., 2001; Wang et al., 2005). This adversely affects prospects for recovery and increases the burden of untreated illness on individuals and...