Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination Among Californians Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination Among Californians Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

Eunice C. Wong
Rebecca L. Collins
Jennifer L. Cerully
Rachana Seelam
Elizabeth Roth
Copyright Date: 2016
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 12
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt1d41dhg
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    Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination Among Californians Experiencing Mental Health Challenges
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    Reports racial and ethnic differences on the California Well-Being Survey, a surveillance tool that tracks mental illness stigma and discrimination among a sample of California adults experiencing psychological distress.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9584-8
    Subjects: History, Psychology, Sociology

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  1. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination Among Californians Experiencing Mental Health Challenges
    (pp. 1-12)
    Eunice C. Wong, Rebecca L. Collins, Jennifer L. Cerully, Rachana Seelam and Elizabeth Roth

    Racial and ethnic minorities are signifi cantly more likely than whites to delay or forego needed mental health care, and, if they do seek treatment, they are more likely than whites to drop out (McGuire and Miranda, 2008). Mental illness stigma and discrimination are thought to contribute to these racial/ethnic disparities in service utilization (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001). The negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that the public holds toward people with mental illness (i.e.,public stigma) may lead people to deny or conceal their mental health symptoms and avoid treatment (Clement et al., 2015; Corrigan, 2004)....