3359.0 Bernice Pescosolido: Carl Taube award lecture

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The past 15 years has seen resurgence in research on the prejudice and discrimination associated with mental illness. Partially in response to statements from important societal representations that stigma was dissipating in the US, a series of national and international studies were conducted over the last decades to mark the publicís recognition of and response to mental health problems of adults, adolescents and children, and individuals around the globe. This presentation provides an overview of findings on the cultural landscape of public stigma, an evaluation of where we stand in understanding mental health literacy and stigma, and suggestions for novel interventions.
Session Objectives: 1. To describe the current status of research on the stigma of mental illness 2. To discuss some of the most critical challenges facing individuals, families & practitioners 3. To identify the issues that pose the greatest barriers to recovery from prejudice and discrimination.

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Organized by: Mental Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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