Tag: Stigma

Trauma, Stigma, and Autism


Gordon Gates, "Trauma, Stigma, and Autism"
English | ISBN: 1785922033 | 2019 | 224 pages | EPUB | 345 KB
This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Gordon Gates draws on his academic research, professional knowledge as a counsellor, and lived experience with Asperger’s syndrome to provide a unique framework for combating the psychological and emotional impact of stigma.

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The Town of Vichy and the Politics of Identity Stigma, Victimhood and Decline


The Town of Vichy and the Politics of Identity: Stigma, Victimhood and Decline by Kirrily Freeman
English | EPUB | 2022 | 149 Pages | ISBN : 303093196X | 31.9 MB
"In a cautionary tale of the challenges facing a company town trying to control its ‘brand,’ Kirrily Freeman explores the complicated roots of the town of Vichy’s sense of identity. While ‘Vichy’ is now synonymous with the collaborationist regime of Marshal P├ętain, the roots of this town’s sense of identity, and of aggrievement, victimhood and stigmatization lie farther in its past, and shape it today."

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The Cambridge Handbook of Stigma and Mental Health


The Cambridge Handbook of Stigma and Mental Health
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1108843905 | 505 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
The persistence of stigma of mental illness and seeking therapy perpetuates suffering and keeps people from getting the help they need and deserve. This volume, analysing the most up-to-date research on this process and ways to intervene, is designed to give those who are working to overcome stigma a strong, research-based foundation for their work. Chapters address stigma reduction efforts at the individual, community, and national levels, and discuss what works and what doesn’t. Others explore how holding different stigmatized identities compounds the burden of stigma and suggest ways to attend to these differences. Throughout, there is a focus on the current state of the research knowledge in the field, its applications, and recommendations for future research. The Handbook provides a compelling case for the benefits reaped from current research and intervention, and shows why continued work is needed.

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Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness Theory and Interventions


Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness: Theory and Interventions By
2008 | 215 Pages | ISBN: 0470723289 | PDF | 4 MB
Many mentally ill people are the victims of stigma, which leads to additional suffering and humiliation. Negative stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes against them are often reinforced by their media representation as unpredictable, violent and dangerous. Hence the importance of the study of stigma as an explanatory construct of much that transpires in the management of the mentally ill in our societies. This book describes the experience of stigmatization at the level of the individual, and seeks to measure stigma and discrimination from the following perspectives: Self imposed stigma due to shame, guilt and low self esteem; Socially imposed stigma due to social stereotyping and prejudice; and Structurally imposed stigma, caused by policies, practices, and laws that discriminate against the mentally ill. This book briefly describes programmes that aim to reduce such stigma then looks at ways to evaluate their effectiveness. It is the first book to focus on evaluation and research methodologies in stigma and mental health. It also: * presents new interventions to reduce stigma * describes the various international programmes which help reduce stigma * discusses the use of the internet as an international tool to promote awareness of stigma in mental health. Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness is essential reading for clinicians and researchers who wish to apply or develop stigma reduction programmes. It is also a valuable addition to the libraries of political analysts, policy makers, clinicians, researchers, and all those interested in how to approach and measure this distressing social phenomenon.Content: Chapter 1 The Rights of a Powerless Legion (pages 1-17): Julio Arboleda?FlorezChapter 2 Cross?Cultural Aspects of the Stigma of Mental Illness (pages 19-35): Bernice A. Pescosolido, Sigrun Olafsdottir, Jack K. Martin and J. Scott LongChapter 3 The WPA Global Programme against Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia (pages 37-47): Norman SartoriusChapter 4 ‘Fighting Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia – Open the Doors’: A Collaborative Review of the Experience from the German Project Centres (pages 49-67): A. E. Baumann and W. GaebelChapter 5 Stigma and Health Care Staff (pages 69-83): Juan J. Lopez?Ibor, Olga Cuenca and Maria?Ines Lopez?IborChapter 6 Evaluating Programmatic Needs Concerning the Stigma of Mental Illness (pages 85-124): Beate SchulzeChapter 7 Using the Internet for Fighting the Stigma of Schizophrenia (pages 125-133): Hugh SchulzeChapter 8 Building an Evidence Base for Anti?Stigma Programming (pages 135-145): Heather StuartChapter 9 Other people stigmatize …but, What about us? Attitudes of Mental Health Professionals towards Patients with Schizophrenia (pages 147-159): Alp UcokChapter 10 Implementing Anti Stigma Programmes in Boulder, Colorado and Calgary, Alberta (pages 161-174): Richard WarnerChapter 11 Stigma Measurement Approaches: Conceptual Origins and Current Applications (pages 175-192): Lawrence H. Yang, Bruce G. Link and Jo C. Phelan

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Drugs, Identity and Stigma


Drugs, Identity and Stigma
English | 2022 | ISBN: 3030982858 | 368 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 3 MB
This book calls attention to the impact of stigma experienced by people who use illicit drugs. Stigma is powerful: it can do untold harm to a person and place with longstanding effects. Through an exploration of themes of inequality, power, and feeling ‘out of place’ in neoliberal times, this collection focuses on how stigma is negotiated, resisted and absorbed by people who use drugs. How does stigma get under the skin? Drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks and empirical data, this book draws attention to the damaging effects stigma can have on identity, recovery, mental health, desistance from crime, and social inclusion. By connecting drug use, stigma and identity, the authors in this collection share insights into the everyday experiences of people who use drugs and add to debate focused on an agenda for social justice in drug use policy and practice.

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The Stigma of Substance Use Disorders


The Stigma of Substance Use Disorders
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1108838014 | 285 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Stigma and discrimination of people with substance use disorders (SUD) contribute massively to the harm done by their condition: stigma has negative effects on service engagement, life opportunities, and personal shame, both for those who struggle with substance abuse and their families. Overcoming the stigma of substance use disorders is essential to aid recovery in those with SUD. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the stigma of SUD, and proposes ways to overcome it in different settings from the criminal justice system to healthcare. Combining a multitude of viewpoints within a consistent theoretical framework, this book both summarizes the latest evidence and gives hands-on advice and future directions on how to combat the stigma of SUD. People with lived experience of SUD, advocates, family members, policy makers, providers and researchers in the field of addiction stigma will greatly benefit from reading this book.

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