Skip to main content
Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 72
  • Cited by
    This book has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Aakansha, Singh Mattoo, SurendraK and Grover, Sandeep 2016. Stigma associated with mental illness: Conceptual issues and focus on stigma perceived by the patients with schizophrenia and their caregivers. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 32, Issue. 2, p. 134.

    Corrigan, Patrick W. Kosyluk, Kristin A. Markowitz, Fred Brown, Robyn Lewis Conlon, Bridget Rees, Jo Rosenberg, Jessica Ellefson, Sarah and Al-Khouja, Maya 2016. Mental illness stigma and disclosure in college students. Journal of Mental Health, Vol. 25, Issue. 3, p. 224.

    Corrigan, Patrick W. Schmidt, Annie Bink, Andrea B. Nieweglowski, Katherine Al-Khouja, Maya A. Qin, Sang and Discont, Steve 2016. Changing public stigma with continuum beliefs. Journal of Mental Health, p. 1.

    Knaak, S. and Patten, S. 2016. A grounded theory model for reducing stigma in health professionals in Canada. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 134, p. 53.

    Krupchanka, D. Kruk, N. Murray, J. Davey, S. Bezborodovs, N. Winkler, P. Bukelskis, L. and Sartorius, N. 2016. Experience of stigma in private life of relatives of people diagnosed with schizophrenia in the Republic of Belarus. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol. 51, Issue. 5, p. 757.

    Sethi, Sujata Sheoran, Pankaj and Kurian, Suja 2016. Menace of stigma in psychiatry. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 32, Issue. 2, p. 120.

    Singh, Aakanksha Grover, Sandeep and Mattoo, SurendraK 2016. Validation of hindi version of internalized stigma of mental illness scale. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 32, Issue. 2, p. 104.

    Świtaj, Piotr Chrostek, Anna Grygiel, Paweł Wciórka, Jacek and Anczewska, Marta 2016. Exploring Factors Associated with the Psychosocial Impact of Stigma Among People with Schizophrenia or Affective Disorders. Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 52, Issue. 3, p. 370.

    Ungar, Thomas Knaak, Stephanie and Szeto, Andrew CH 2016. Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Combating Mental Illness Stigma in Health Care. Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 52, Issue. 3, p. 262.

    Zäske, H. Degner, D. Jockers-Scherübl, M. Klingberg, S. Klosterkötter, J. Maier, W. Möller, H.-J. Sauer, H. Schmitt, A. and Gaebel, W. 2016. Erleben von Stigma und Diskriminierung bei ersterkrankten Schizophreniepatienten. Der Nervenarzt, Vol. 87, Issue. 1, p. 82.

    Gaebel, Wolfgang Zäske, Harald Zielasek, Jürgen Cleveland, Helen-Rose Samjeske, Kathrin Stuart, Heather Arboleda-Florez, Julio Akiyama, Tsuyoshi Baumann, Anja E. Gureje, Oye Jorge, Miguel R. Kastrup, Marianne Suzuki, Yuriko Tasman, Allan Fidalgo, Thiago M. Jarema, Marek Johnson, Sarah B. Kola, Lola Krupchanka, Dzmytry Larach, Veronica Matthews, Lyndy Mellsop, Graham Ndetei, David M. Okasha, Tarek A. Padalko, Ekaterina Spurgeoun, Joyce A. Tyszkowska, Magdalena and Sartorius, Norman 2015. Stigmatization of psychiatrists and general practitioners: results of an international survey. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 265, Issue. 3, p. 189.

    Ighodaro, Adesuwa Stefanovics, Elina Makanjuola, Victor and Rosenheck, Robert 2015. An Assessment of Attitudes Towards People with Mental Illness Among Medical Students and Physicians in Ibadan, Nigeria. Academic Psychiatry, Vol. 39, Issue. 3, p. 280.

    Kalyanasundaram, S Dharitri, Ramaprasad and Rao, SuryanarayanN 2015. Stigma of mental illness: An interventional study to reduce its impact in the community. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 57, Issue. 2, p. 165.

    Loganathan, Santosh and Murthy, RSrinivasa 2015. Tranquilizing Stigma: Identifying Advocacy Interventions Based on Subjective Experiences of Stigma among People with Schizophrenia. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 31, Issue. 2, p. 88.

    Mascayano, Franco Armijo, Julio Eduardo and Yang, Lawrence Hsin 2015. Addressing Stigma Relating to Mental Illness in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Frontiers in Psychiatry, Vol. 6,

    Shank, John W. Iwasaki, Yoshitaka Coyle, Catherine and Messina, Emily S. 2015. Experiences and Meanings of Leisure, Active Living, and Recovery Among Culturally Diverse Community-Dwelling Adults with Mental Illness. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Vol. 18, Issue. 2, p. 129.

    Szeto, Andrew C. H. O'Neill, Thomas A. and Dobson, Keith S. 2015. The Association between Personality and Individual Differences and Stigma toward People with Mental Disorders. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Vol. 18, Issue. 4, p. 303.

    deVries, Marten W. 2014. Wellbeing.

    Griffiths, Kathleen M. Carron-Arthur, Bradley Parsons, Alison and Reid, Russell 2014. Effectiveness of programs for reducing the stigma associated with mental disorders. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Psychiatry, Vol. 13, Issue. 2, p. 161.

    Hing, Nerilee Holdsworth, Louise Tiyce, Margaret and Breen, Helen 2014. Stigma and problem gambling: current knowledge and future research directions. International Gambling Studies, Vol. 14, Issue. 1, p. 64.

  • Export citation
  • Recommend to librarian
  • Recommend this book

    Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

    Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness
    • Online ISBN: 9780511544255
    • Book DOI:
    Please enter your name
    Please enter a valid email address
    Who would you like to send this to? *
  • Buy the print book

Book description

The stigma attached to mental illness is the main obstacle to better mental health care and the better quality of life of people who have the illness, of their families, of their communities and of health service staff that deal with psychiatric disorders. Stigma is pernicious and there are indications that despite advances of psychiatry and medicine it continues to grow and has more and often terrible consequences for patients and families. In 1996, the WPA began an international programme to fight the stigma and discrimination because of schizophrenia. The 'Open the Doors' programme has since been implemented in more than 20 countries and involved roughly 200 different anti-stigma interventions. This book details the results of these efforts internationally and provides recommendations and guidance for those seeking to join this international effort or start similar efforts to dispel stigma and discrimination.


'The authors accomplished their goal of presenting their efforts and planting the seeds of further programs to be developed. If this information is received in the appropriate hands, perhaps there is hope for further gains of the movement.'

Source: Doody's

'This is an accessible book, chock-full of guidance on implementing local anti-stigma interventions, aimed at schizophrenia but applicable more broadly. … one of the main lessons from this book is that contact with those who have mental health problems is perhaps the most powerful tool in lessening prejudice.'

Source: Journal of Mental Health

    • Aa
    • Aa
Refine List
Actions for selected content:
Select all | Deselect all
  • View selected items
  • Export citations
  • Download PDF (zip)
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to Dropbox
  • Send to Google Drive
  • Send content to

    To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about sending content to .

    To send content to your Kindle, first ensure is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

    Note you can select to send to either the or variations. ‘’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

    Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

    Please be advised that item(s) you selected are not available.
    You are about to send:

Save Search

You can save your searches here and later view and run them again in "My saved searches".

Please provide a title, maximum of 40 characters.

Page 1 of 2

Page 1 of 2