Analysis of the impact of stigma on adult who experience mental illness

Fatunwase, Odunayo (2009) Analysis of the impact of stigma on adult who experience mental illness. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation critically analysed the impact of stigma on people with mental illness, adult in particular. It is beyond doubt that many people who experience mental illness are socially excluded and isolated. The writer has employed the use of literature review methodology as it is consistent with the aims and objectives. It was found that many people with mental illness experience discrimination at home, at work, in social activities and in the media because of their stigma (Thornicroft, 2006). In addition, while mental health problems are usually time limited, stigma and discrimination is persistent, often affecting people after the symptoms of mental illness have been resolved. Hence, this dissertation sets clear strategies and recommendations needed to tackle stigma and discrimination on people with mental illness, and has been mainly informed by anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive theory (ADP/AOP)

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/716

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