7. Stigma, Discrimination, and Community Awareness about Mental Illnesses

  1. Graham Thornicroft1,
  2. Maya Semrau1,
  3. Atalay Alem2,
  4. Robert E. Drake3,
  5. Hiroto Ito4,
  6. Jair Mari5,
  7. Peter McGeorge6 and
  8. R. Thara7

Published Online: 26 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119979203.ch7

Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally

Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally

How to Cite

Thornicroft, G., Semrau, M., Alem, A., Drake, R. E., Ito, H., Mari, J., McGeorge, P. and Thara, R. (2011) Stigma, Discrimination, and Community Awareness about Mental Illnesses, in Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119979203.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  3. 3

    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, USA

  4. 4

    National Institute of Mental Health, National Centre of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

  5. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil

  6. 6

    Urban Mental Health Research Institute, Inner City Health Program, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia

  7. 7

    Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Chennai, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998655

Online ISBN: 9781119979203

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Keywords:

  • stigma, discrimination and community awareness;
  • effects of stigmatization in mental illness;
  • “Stigma” referring to indelible dot left on skin;
  • understanding stigma and discrimination;
  • central experiences of shame and blame;
  • stigma and mental illness in attitude surveys;
  • accurate knowledge about mental illnesses;
  • concept of “structural discrimination”;
  • community awareness;
  • effective awareness-raising campaigns

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Understanding stigma and discrimination

  • Global patterns of stigma and discrimination

  • Community awareness about mental illnesses

  • Key points in this chapter

  • References