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Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness

Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness

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  1. Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness WHAT SAYS THE DODO BIRD? Patrick Corrigan Illinois Institute of Technology

  2. STOP

  3. UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Everybody has won and all must have prizes!

  4. Pope Francis I Inaugural MassMarch 19, 2013 “THE POOR!” “THE WEAK!” “THE LEAST IMPORTANT!” “Whatsoever you did to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me!” Matthew 25

  5. Pope Francis I Inaugural MassMarch 19, 2013 BESTOW “THE POOR!” “THE WEAK!” EMPOWER “THE LEAST IMPORTANT!” “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me!” John

  6. GOALS • Stigma is Bad • Public stigma • Self-stigma • Not all ways to address stigma work! • Unintended consequences • Direction for change 7

  7. GOALS • Implications for Stigma and Suicide • Research Agenda • Advocacy Agenda 8

  8. Psychiatric Rehabilitation 9

  9. National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment • Funded by the U.S. NIMH since 2001 • Collection of more than 20 research and consumer groups from across US • WWW.NCSE1.ORG • corrigan@iit.edu

  10. WHAT IS STIGMA?

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  14. People with mental illness are homicidal maniacs In the movies 16

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  16. People with mental illness are homicidal maniacs In the newspapers 19

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  19. People with mental illness are homicidal maniacs In advertising 23

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  22. People with mental illness are homicidal maniacs In comics 28

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  24. Benevolence stigma 32

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  30. Trenton State Hospital has fire.

  31. Roasted Nuts 39

  32. Has Stigma Changed? Phelan, Link et al 40 DANGER

  33. Has Stigma Changed? Phelan, Link et al 41 DANGER

  34. Has Stigma Changed? Phelan, Link et al 42 DANGER

  35. Has Stigma Changed? Phelan, Link et al 43 DANGER

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  37. STEREOTYPES All Irish Americans are drunks and beat their wives. PREJUDICE That’s right. They’re drunks and I loathe them. DISCRIMINATION So, don’t: hire, rent, or befriend them 45

  38. STEREOTYPES People with MI are: weak, dangerous…. PREJUDICE They are bad because: scary, shameful. DISCRIMINATION So, don’t: hire, serve, or rent to them 46

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  40. The Egregious Effects of Public Stigma:Its Impact on SOCIAL INCLUSION • Lost employment • Subpar housing • Worse health care • Worse educational opportunities • Diminished legislative support • Alienated faith communities • Coercive treatment

  41. WORSE HEALTH CARE PTCA: percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty Druss et al., 2000

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