Stigma and Mental Illness
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Stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that’s thought to be, or actually is, a disadvantage (a negative stereotype). Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have a mental health condition are common. Stigma. A common stigma associated with mental illness is that you must be dangerous to have a mental illness. For some reason, it’s widely seen that if you have a mental illness, you somehow are more dangerous.
You are seen as not being able to control your thoughts and actions, and that you could suddenly lash out or hurt yourself. Mental health stigma can be divided into two distinct types: social stigma is characterized by prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behaviour directed towards individuals with mental health. The most common mental health disorders included major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Are people with mental health problems dangerous?
Some people think there is an automatic link between mental health problems and being a danger to others. This is an idea that is reinforced by sensationalised stories in the media. However, the most common mental health problems have no significant link to violent behaviour. 1. Myth: Mental illness can only affect ‘other people’.
Fact: Mental illnesses never discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, age, gender or race; it can be you, me, your close ones and even mental health care professionals – anyone can have mental health related problems. As already discussed earlier, mental illnesses are more common. Another reason that a stigma surrounding mental health persists is the corresponding health problems that often accompany certain conditions. People don’t want to have mental health issues, Dr. McLaughlin says, making it more likely they avoid it or slip into denial.
Label avoidance is one of the most harmful forms of stigma. Stigma by Association. Stigma by association occurs when the effects of stigma are extended to someone linked to a person with mental health difficulties.This type of stigma is also known as courtesy stigma and associative stigma.
Structural Stigma. The most common stereotypes that still exist about people with mental illnesses are that they are dangerous, violent, weak, or incompetent. People also commonly believe that mental illness cannot be overcome, or that it is caused by a character flaw, or poor upbringing. These common, but false beliefs provide fuel. People with mental health problems say that the social stigma attached to mental ill health and the discrimination they experience can make their difficulties worse and make it harder to recover.
Mental health problems are common. They affect thousands of people in the UK, and their friends, families, work colleagues and.
List of related literature:
|from Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health|
|from Persuasion and Healing: A Comparative Study of Psychotherapy|
|from Handbook of Environmental Psychology and Quality of Life Research|
|from The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics|
|from Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5®|
|from Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry|
|from Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability|
|from A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness|
|from The Social Science Encyclopedia|
|from Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care|