Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises a qualitative study looking at stigma and psychosis experienced by people from ethnic minorities.[read the full story...]
Mental health stigma and online social support for bipolar disorder: what can we learn from Twitter?
Charlotte Walker explores an online ethnography study that explores how Twitter users discuss mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, and in what context; focusing specifically on the areas of stigma and social support.[read the full story...]
Ending self-stigma: not at all straightforward
Dave Steele summarises a recent randomised controlled trial, which suggests that there may be benefit in self-stigma programmes for those with severe mental illness, but more work is needed.[read the full story...]
Parents and carers of children with an intellectual disability: what do we know about their wellbeing?
Charlie Lynch and Derek Tracy review a study on childhood intellectual disability and parents’ wellbeing, which integrates social, psychological and genetic influences.[read the full story...]
Do suicide awareness campaigns reduce stigma and increase help-seeking?
Cara Richardson reviews a Dutch study exploring the impact of a suicide prevention awareness campaign on stigma, taboo and attitudes towards professional help-seeking.[read the full story...]
Overcoming barriers: why adolescents don’t seek mental health support
Emma Ashworth summarises a recent systematic review on the barriers that children and adolescents face in seeking help for their mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Trainee doctors’ attitudes to mental illness among their peers
Penelope Zoe Stavrou summarises a recent qualitative study exploring UK trainee doctors’ attitudes to mental illness among their peers and their access to support services.[read the full story...]