Stigma towards those who use mental health (MH) services is still very evident in our society.
Marketing strategies to promote careers in MH (reducing stigma and discrimination) and schemes that promote MH nursing as a valuable career could make a real difference.
Dr Helen Stigma
, a public health issue which contributes to high rates of death and mental health concerns, has the potential to negatively affect a person's self-esteem, damage relationships, and prevent those suffering from addiction from accessing treatment.
Although multiple factors likely influence a person's reluctance to seek treatment for substance use, such as lack of insurance, ignorance of services, suspicion of treatment services, family/childcare obligations, or lack of access to services (Appel, Ellison, Jansky, & Oldak, 2004), this research focuses on the influence of stigma
. The role of stigma
may detrimentally impact treatment-seeking behaviors by causing individuals to conceal their stigmatized identities (Chronister, Chou, & Liao, 2013), to experience mental health concerns (Smith, Dawson, Goldstein, & Grant, 2010), and to encounter prejudice and discrimination (Schomerus, Matschinger, & Angermeyer, 2006).
is an effect of disease, the treatment of that disease is incomplete if stigma
is not addressed.
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of Brassica oleracea.
Transgender individuals, as part of a gender minority group, experience a specific type of stigma
known as transphobia, defined by Carrera-Fernandez, Lameiras-Fernandez, and Rodriguez-Castro (2014) as "negative attitudes and beliefs about transpeople" (p.
Unfortunately, unlike many things that laws can protect us from, laws prevent little when addressing health related stigmas
. Scott Burris's paper, "Stigma
and the Law" (presented at the NIH conference) points out that, "Law is most commonly seen as a tool for blunting the effects of stigma
by protecting health information and prohibiting discrimination based on a health condition." Laws can prohibit behavior, but not the attitudes and the beliefs that motivate the behavior.
associated with HIV is a complex construct that includes diverse categories and dimensions.
The results indicated that flower morphological attributes namely anther length and breadth, stigma
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Since Goffman's (1963) foundational work on "spoiled identities," stigma
has been examined extensively.
Solanke relates discrimination in society to the concept of stigma
and argues for an oanti-stigmao principle when designing laws and legal protections.