Mental Health & Stigma

The people with mental health conditions are mostly plagued by discrimination as well as stigma. Stigma is a negative stereotype which sets a person apart from others. It is a reality for people with mental illness and they report that how others judge them is one of their extreme barriers to entire life. The stigma of mental illness is often interconnected to circumstance than to a person’s appearance, remains a   dominant negative attribute in Social relation. Stigma differs from discrimination. Discrimination is the behaviour of negative stereotype. They are two types of Mental Health stigma. The individuals with mental illness are characterized by prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behaviour as a result of the psychiatric label they have been given called Social Stigma. In Contrast, Perceived stigma or self-stigma is the internalizing of their perceptions of discrimination by the mental health sufferer.

  • Social Stigma
  • Perceived Stigma or Self-Stigma
  • Factors Affecting Stigma
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Overcoming Stigma
  • Prevention of Stigma Mental Health

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