Alison Faulkner considers a recent report on racism and mental health by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, which covers the impact of interpersonal racism, the multidimensional nature of disadvantage, structural disadvantage and mental illness, and pathways to mental health care.[read the full story...]
How can we reduce mental health stigma and discrimination?
David Steele summarises a recent systematic review that found small to medium long-term effects from anti-stigma interventions with very little research coming from low income countries.[read the full story...]
‘Beat the cheat’: disability welfare benefits and newspaper reporting
Gerry Bennison offers food for thought in his blog on research into how disability welfare has been characterised in popular UK tabloid articles.[read the full story...]
Fighting mental illness stigma in the classroom
Stigma can be described as a sign of disgrace setting a person apart from others. Erving Goffman, defined stigma as “the process by which the actions of others spoils normal identity.” For those with mental illness the stigma experienced can result in a lack of funding for services, difficulty gaining employment, a mortgage or holiday [read the full story…]