Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

Lessons for Therapists and Advocates

Author: Patrick W. Corrigan,David Roe,Hector W. H. Tsang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996120

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination. Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illness Contains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approaches Authors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research
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The End of Stigma?

Changes in the Social Experience of Long-Term Illness

Author: Gill Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134184271

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This innovative book investigates the roots of contemporary experiences of stigma, throwing new light on the phenomenon by examining a variety of long-term conditions. Behaviour, lifestyle and identity are no longer the results of mass-production by social class and nation, but increasingly the quirky and unique eccentricities of the individual as consumer, reflexive citizen and free agent. But if the hallmark of the post-modern world is endless variety and unlimited sub-cultural freedom, should we not be witnessing "The End of Stigma"? The book takes Fukuyama’s notion of "The End of History" and examines contemporary challenges to the stigma associated with chronic illness. Award-winning author Gill Green examines cases of HIV, mental illness and substance misuse, to provide new insights into stigma in health. She demonstrates that people with long-term conditions refuse to be defined by their condition and highlights their increasingly powerful voice. The End of Stigma? will be of interest to a wide range of students and health professionals in medical sociology, health studies and social care.
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The Stigma Effect

Unintended Consequences of Mental Health Campaigns

Author: Patrick W. Corrigan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231545002

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

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Despite efforts to redress the prejudice and discrimination faced by people with mental illness, a pervasive stigma remains. Many well-meant programs have attempted to counter stigma with affirming attitudes of recovery and self-determination. Yet the results of these efforts have been mixed. In The Stigma Effect, psychologist Patrick W. Corrigan examines the unintended consequences of mental health campaigns and proposes new policies in their place. Corrigan analyzes the agendas of government agencies, mental health care providers, and social service agencies that work with people with mental illness, dissecting how their best intentions can misfire. For example, a campaign to change the language around mental illness by replacing supposedly stigmatizing words with empowering ones has made little difference in how people with mental health conditions are viewed. Educational programs that frame mental illness as a brain disorder have made the general public less likely to blame people for their illnesses, but also skeptical that such conditions can be cured. Ultimately, Corrigan argues that effective strategies require leadership by those with lived experience, as their recovery stories replace ideas of incompetence and dangerousness with ones of hope and empowerment. As an experienced clinical researcher, as an advocate, and as a person who has struggled with such prejudices, Corrigan challenges readers to carefully examine anti-stigma programs and reckon with their true effects.
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Destigmatising Mental Illness?

Professional Politics and Public Education in Britain, 1870–1970

Author: Vicky Long

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719085810

Category: History

Page: 288

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This historical study of mental healthcare workers' efforts to educate the public challenges the supposition that public prejudice generates the stigma of mental illness. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book argues that psychiatrists, nurses and social workers generated representations of mental illness which reflected their professional aspirations, economic motivations and perceptions of the public. Sharing in the stigma of their patients, healthcare workers sought to enhance the prestige of their professions by focussing upon the ability of psychiatry to effectively treat acute cases of mental disturbance. As a consequence, healthcare workers inadvertently reinforced the stigma attached to serious and enduring mental distress. This book makes a major contribution to the history of mental healthcare, and critiques current campaigns which seek to end mental health discrimination for failing to address the political, economic and social factors which fuel discrimination. It will appeal to academics, students, healthcare practitioners and service users.
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Essentials of Global Mental Health

Author: Samuel O. Okpaku

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867539

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Mental illness accounts directly for 14% of the global burden of disease and significantly more indirectly, and recent reports recognise the need to expand and improve mental health delivery on a global basis, especially in low and middle income countries. This text defines an approach to mental healthcare focused on the provision of evidence-based, cost-effective treatments, founded on the principles of sharing the best information about common problems and achieving international equity in coverage, options and outcomes. The coverage spans a diverse range of topics and defines five priority areas for the field. These embrace the domains of global advocacy, systems of development, research progress, capacity building, and monitoring. The book concludes by defining the steps to achieving equality of care globally. This is essential reading for policy makers, administrators, economists and mental health care professionals, and those from the allied professions of sociology, anthropology, international politics and foreign policy.
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Vom Erwachen der Nacht

Mein verrücktes Leben zwischen Drogen, Depressionen und einem schwulen Ehemann

Author: "Prinzessin Leia" Carrie Fisher

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864159431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 3826

Ihr Leben ist turbulenter als eine Daily Soap und tragischer als jeder Hollywood-Film: Als Tochter von Sänger Eddie Fisher und Schauspielerin Debbie Reynolds steht Carrie Fisher schon früh im Rampenlicht Hollywoods. Als sie zwei Jahre alt ist, verlässt ihr Vater die Familie für Elizabeth Taylor. Bereits als Zwölfjährige tritt sie am Broadway auf. Mit 19 spielt sie die Rolle der Prinzessin Leia in der Star Wars-Trilogie und wird über Nacht weltberühmt. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt ist sie bereits schwer alkohol- und drogenabhängig. Mit 24 Jahren wird bei ihr zudem eine manisch-depressive Störung diagnostiziert. Ihr zweiter Ehemann verlässt sie kurz nach der Geburt ihrer gemeinsamen Tochter - für einen Mann. Wahnvorstellungen und Entzugsklinik folgen.Carrie Fisher erzählt unverblümt, sarkastisch und brüllend komisch von ihrer bizarren Kindheit zwischen berühmten Eltern und funkelndem Hollywood-Glamour, Schneckenfrisuren und Drogen, Alkohol und Elektroschock-Therapien.
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Der Falsch Vermessene Mensch

Author: GOULD

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034867727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 394

View: 2759

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Psychiatrische Rehabilitation

Unter Mitarbeit von Ch. Lauber

Author: Wulf Rössler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642188230

Category: Medical

Page: 914

View: 8844

Rehabilitation – Möglichkeiten ausschöpfen Psychiatrie und Rehabilitation? Bislang ein Thema, das eher stiefmütterlich behandelt wurde. Aber gerade vor dem Hintergrund einer sich wandelnden Gesundheitspolitik wird die Frage nach möglichen frühzeitigen Reha-Maßnahmen immer wichtiger. Vor allem in der Psychiatrie mit ihren häufig chronifizierten Störungsbildern ist der Aspekt Rehabilitation nicht zu unterschätzen. Aus dem Inhalt... Grundlagen Diagnostik und Planung Übergreifende Therapieansätze Trainingsprogramme Psychoedukation Behandlungsprobleme Unterstützungssysteme ...und vieles mehr! Alle Berufsgruppen, die sich mit dem Thema Rehabilitation und Langzeitbetreuung psychisch Kranker beschäftigen, finden hier eine ausführliche, praxisorientierte und vielfältige Darstellung des gesamten Spektrums der psychiatrischen Rehabilitation. Maßnahmen ergreifen – Patienten langfristig helfen!
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Medien und Kommunikation

Author: Paddy Scannell

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531165943

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

View: 6929

Paddy Scannells Buch bietet eine faszinierende, erhellende und sehr gut verständliche Einführung in die Medien- und Kommunikationstheorie. Scannell entwickelt anhand der historischen Entwicklungen in Nordamerika und Europa eine sehr zugängliche, systematische und gleichzeitig differenzierte Analyse der verschiedenen Zugänge der Beschäftigung mit Medien- und Kommunikation. Immer wieder schöpft er aus verschiedenen Disziplinen und fordert so insgesamt die Leserinnen und Leser heraus, sich mit Kommunikation und Medien in ihren Gesamtzusammenhängen auseinander zu setzen. Das international vielfach beachtete Werk des bekannten britischen Wissenschaftlers und Professors für Kommunikationswissenschaft an der University of Michigan liegt nun endlich in deutscher Sprache vor.
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Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health

Author: Canfield, Brittany A.,Cunningham, Holly A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522538097

Category: Medical

Page: 307

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Stigma continues to play an integral role in the multifaceted issues facing mental health. While identifying a clear operational definition of stigma has been a challenge in the field, the issues related to stigma grossly affect not only the mental health population but society as a whole. Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health provides emerging research on issues related to stigma as a whole including ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination. While highlighting issues such as stigma and its role in mental health and how stigma is perpetuated in society, this publication explores the historical context of stigma, current issues and resolutions through intersectional collaboration, and the deconstruction of mental health stigmas. This book is a valuable resource for mental health administrators and clinicians, researchers, educators, policy makers, and psychology professionals seeking information on current mental health stigma trends.
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Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort

Author: Adam Haslett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644054118

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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«Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort» wurde in der englischsprachigen Presse «atemraubend» genannt, «überwältigend und herzzerreißend», wurde als «Literatur höchsten Ranges» gefeiert und für den Pulitzer Preis, den National Book Award und den National Book Critics Circle Award nominiert. Ein moderner Familienroman in der Tradition einer welthaltigen und weltläufigen US-Literatur. Alles beginnt mit einem Unglück auf einer Landpartie in Maine. Nein, früher: Es beginnt in den 1960er Jahren in London, als die junge Amerikanerin Margaret erfährt, dass John, ihr Verlobter, nicht einfach verschwunden, sondern manisch-depressiv in eine psychiatrische Klinik eingewiesen worden ist. Vor die Wahl gestellt, entscheidet sie sich für ein Leben an seiner Seite, ein Leben mit seiner Krankheit. Was daraus folgt, ist die Geschichte einer Familie über zwei Generationen, die Geschichte einer erblichen bipolaren Störung, einer mal glanzvollen und häufiger noch prekären Existenz, durchzogen von den Spuren eines großen Verlusts. Adam Haslett erzählt von Mutterliebe und Geschwisterbanden mit derselben Glaubwürdigkeit und Präzision wie vom Hummerfischen, von Clonazepam oder Funk, Techno und House. «Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort» ist ein Meisterwerk des psychologischen Realismus, genauso einfühlsam wie einfallsreich, ein Roman, der unseren Blick auf die Menschen, die uns am wichtigsten sind, dauerhaft verändern kann.
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Intuitiv abnehmen

Zurück zu natürlichem Essverhalten

Author: Elyse Resch,Evelyn Tribole

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641104459

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

View: 3564

Intuitiv schlank und schön! Schluss mit dem Diätwahn und zurück zu einem natürlichen Körpergefühl und Essgenuss ohne schlechtes Gewissen – diese Botschaft vermitteln die beiden Autorinnen in ihrem Buch „Intuitiv Abnehmen“. Denn wer bewusst und ohne Schuldgefühle isst und auf seinen Körper hört, der wird lernen seinen Körper zu akzeptieren. So fällt es ganz leicht, stressfrei und auf natürliche Weise abzunehmen.
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Paradigms Lost

Fighting Stigma and the Lessons Learned

Author: Heather Stuart,Julio Arboleda-Florez,Norman Sartorius

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199797633

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Paradigms Lost challenges key paradigms currently held about the prevention or reduction of stigma attached to mental illness using evidence and the experience the authors gathered during the many years of their work in this field. Each chapter examines one currently held paradigm and presents reasons why it should be replaced with a new perspective. The book argues for enlightened opportunism (using every opportunity to fight stigma), rather than more time consuming planning, and emphasizes that the best way to approach anti-stigma work is to select targets jointly with those who are most concerned. The most radical change of paradigms concerns the evaluation of outcome for anti-stigma activities. Previously, changes in stigmatizing attitudes were used as the best indicator of success. Paradigms Lost and its authors argue that it is now necessary to measure changes in behaviors (both from the perspective of those stigmatized and those who stigmatize) to obtain a more valid measure of a program's success. Other myths to be challenged: providing knowledge about mental illness will reduce stigma; community care will de-stigmatize mental illness and psychiatry; people with a mental illness are less discriminated against in developing countries. Paradigms Lost concludes by describing key elements in successful anti stigma work including the recommended duration of anti-stigma programmes, the involvement of those with mental illness in designing programmes, and the definition of programmes in accordance with local circumstances. A summary of weaknesses of currently held paradigms and corresponding lists of best practice principles to guide future anti-stigma action and research bring this insightful volume to an apt conclusion.
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Behavioral Healthcare and Technology

Using Science-Based Innovations to Transform Practice

Author: Lisa Marsch,Sarah Lord,Jesse Dallery

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199314047

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of research focused on using technology in healthcare, including web- and mobile- health assessment and intervention tools, as well as smartphone sensors and smart environments for monitoring and promoting health behavior. This work has shown that technology-based therapeutic tools offer considerable promise for monitoring and responding to individuals' health behavior in real-time. They may also function as important "clinician-extenders" or stand-alone tools, may be cost-effective and may offer countless opportunities for tailoring behavioral monitoring and intervention delivery in a manner that is optimally responsive to each individual's profile and health behavior trajectory over time. Additionally, informational and communication technologies may be used in the context of decision support tools to help individuals better understand and access treatment. Technology may enable entirely new models of healthcare both within and outside of formal systems of care and thus offers the opportunity to revolutionize healthcare delivery. This edited book defines the state of scientific research related to the development, experimental evaluation, and effective dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting behavioral health. Behavioral Healthcare and Technology provides an overview of current evidence-based approaches to leverage technology to promote behavioral health, including management of substance use, mental health, diet/exercise, medication adherence, as well as chronic disease self-management. Additionally, the book defines the state of implementation research examining models for deploying technology-based behavioral healthcare systems and integrating them into various care settings to increase the quality and reach of evidence-based behavioral healthcare while reducing costs.
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Die Zukunft des deutschen Gesundheitswesens

Perspektiven und Konzepte

Author: Rainer Salfeld,Jürgen Wettke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364259459X

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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Autoren aus dem renommierten Beratungsunternehmen McKinsey beschreiben die wichtigsten Entwicklungen des Gesundheitssystems in den nächsten Jahren. Die Erkenntnisse basieren auf evaluierten Studien aus der Beratungspraxis. Für alle Bereiche des Gesundheitswesens werden klare Strategien und praktische Optionen skizziert. Erfahrungen mit innovativen ausländischen Konzepten bieten Vergleichsmöglichkeiten. Eine spannende Lektüre, die kontroverse Diskussionen auslösen soll und wird.
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The Criminalization of Mental Illness

Crisis and Opportunity for the Justice System: Second Edition

Author: Risdon N. Slate,Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum,W. Wesley Johnson

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

ISBN: 1611635438

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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For a myriad of reasons the criminal justice system has become the de facto mental health system. This book explores how and why this is the case. Sensationalized cases often drive criminal justice policies that can sometimes be impulsively enacted and misguided. While there are chapters that examine competency, insanity, and inpatient and outpatient commitment, the primary focus of the book is on the bulk of encounters that clog the criminal justice system with persons with mental illnesses (pwmi). Criminal justice practitioners are often ill-equipped for dealing with pwmi in crises. However, via application of therapeutic jurisprudence principles some agencies are better preparing their employees for such encounters and attempting to stop the inhumane and costly recycling of pwmi through the criminal justice system. Coverage runs the gamut from deinstitutionalization, to specialized law enforcement responses, to mental health courts, to jails and prisons, to discharge planning, diversion, and reentry. Also, criminal justice practitioners in their own words provide insight into and examples of the interface between the mental health and criminal justice systems. Throughout the book the balance between maintaining public safety and preserving civil liberties is examined as the state's police power and parens patriae roles are considered. Reasoned, collaborative approaches for influencing and informing policies that are often driven by crises are discussed; this book also reflects more psychological underpinnings than the 1st edition, as one of the co-authors new to this edition is a forensic clinical psychologist. The following Teaching Materials are available electronically on a CD or via email (Please contact Beth Hall at [email protected] to request a copy, and specify what format is needed): -Teacher's Manual with notes and extensive test bank in Word/pdf formats -Test bank is also available in separate files by chapter in Word and Blackboard formats. Other LMS formats may be available; let me know what you need.) Upon adoption only, the following are also available: -3 Videos. Upon adoption only. One video illustrates Crisis Intervention Team scenarios, another explores PTSD and the third video is of a lecture author Risdon Slate gave to law enforcement in training that describes his own personal story. -PowerPoint slides will be available upon adoption. Email [email protected] for more information. “I am so grateful that I have decided on this book and the resources are amazing.” — Joseph C. Marinello, lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, UNC Charlotte (on classroom adoption of second edition) “Notorious criminal cases tend to drive public opinion and policy when it comes to how our criminal justice system deals with persons with mental illnesses. Drs. Slate and Johnson’s book is a far brighter star to steer by. By most accounts, including the US Department of Justice, our criminal justice system is in crisis. In The Criminalization of Mental Illness the authors explain how our justice system has failed persons with mental illnesses, the public and its own self-interests. But rather than place blame, the authors focus on illuminating the history and anatomy of the problem and offering real solutions. Because they are based on careful scholarship, their proposals are authoritative and make sense. But it is their informed empathy for all the players involved in the tragedy—not just persons with mental illnesses—that makes this book a must read for anyone involved in the criminal justice system or simply interested in knowing the truth of how it is broken and can be fixed.” — Xavier F. Amador, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Author of the National Best Seller I am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! and I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What? “The book confronts myths and social/political policy failures directly; and with great honor recognizes those advocates whose work has moved social justice and mental health policy forward. [Their] dedication and passion to the subject of promoting human rights and recovery is evident in every word. It is a masterful, relevant and inspiring work.” — Ginger Lerner-Wren, the nation’s first mental health court judge and member of the President’s Commission on Mental Health “[This book] provides extraordinary insights into the manner by which people with mental illness are processed through the criminal justice system… I thoroughly enjoyed this work and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in issues involving mental illness and the criminal justice system. I have seen a few books in this area, but have never found one quite as comprehensive and well-researched. It is, without exception, one of the best academic books that I have read in many years.” — Penn State, Altoona, Professor Robert M. Worley in his book review for The Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Fall 2008 “This is a highly insightful and important book which corrections staff, academics, students, and the general public should know about.” — Ken Kerle, Ph.D, American Jail Association “Overall this very readable book provides a good survey of the various sectors of thecriminal justice system and their response to the substantive changes that have affected persons with mental illness during the recent past. These authors provide a valuable guide for mental health professionals interested in appropriate treatment and placement of persons with mental illness.” — Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D., Psychiatric Services: A Journal of the American Psychiatric Association “Without a doubt, it is the most comprehensive explanation of what has happened between the two systems during the past 40 or so years. It explains not only the crisis that exists and how we got here, but some interesting and innovative ways that local governments are providing solutions… [M]ore important than the chronicling of the impact of this social crisis, it demonstrates with pointed examples how the two systems intertwine with well-intentioned judicial and treatment policies. No matter how you view the issue of the mentally ill in prison, the book demonstrates that the person left out of the discussion is the defendant/offender/patient.” — Corrections Today
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