Interventions to Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination

Interventions to Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination: A Literature Review to Guide Evaluation of California's Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative

Rebecca L. Collins
Eunice C. Wong
Jennifer L. Cerully
Dana Schultz
Nicole K. Eberhart
Copyright Date: 2012
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 45
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5hhsn1
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    Interventions to Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination
    Book Description:

    A number of programs aim to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, and they can include a variety of components such as training, education, media campaigns, and contact with people with mental illness. Stigma and discrimination reduction activities are evaluated in this report, using evidence from an extensive literature review.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8358-6
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Psychology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ix)
  2. Interventions to Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination A Literature Review to Guide Evaluation of California’s Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative
    (pp. 1-35)
    Rebecca L. Collins, Eunice C. Wong, Jennifer L. Cerully, Dana Schultz and Nicole K. Eberhart

    Despite the wide prevalence of mental health problems in the general public, only 30 to 40 percent of individuals experiencing symptoms seek treatment (Kessler et al., 2001; Regier et al., 1993). It is fairly common for people with mental illness to report negative interactions with employers, landlords, and the police or social exclusion by potential friends (Farina and Feliner, 1973; Link et al., 1987; Wright, Gronfein, and Owens, 2000; Wahl, 1999; Teplin, 1984). Those with mental illness may also receive less or less appropriate care for their physical health (Druss and Rosenheck, 1998).

    A factor thought to play a key...