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The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change
 

The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change (Hardback)

By Hinshaw, Stephen P.
By Cicchetti, Dante
By Toth, Sheree L.

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Stigmatization of mental disorder erodes personal well-being, family relations, economic productivity, and public health. Because stigma promotes shame and silence, mental illness is seldom discussed openly, despite recent shifts in cultural practices. The Mark of Shame provides ...a thorough and compelling analysis of the many issues related to the stigmatisation of mental illness and to the kinds of solutions for this complex and longstanding problem that show the most promise of succeeding. In The Mark of Shame, Stephen P. Hinshaw addresses the psychological, social, historical, and evolutionary roots of the stigma of mental illness as well as the long history of such stigmatisation. After appraising empirical evidence and indicators from the general culture (e.g. language usage, media portrayals, discriminatory practices), and after considering developmental issues plus parallels with other social problems, they provide an agenda for humanising the ways in which mental illness is viewed, so that families, communities, and society at large can overcome exclusionary tendencies and individuals with mental illness can cope more effectively.
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ISBN 9780195308440
Released NZ 1 Dec 2006
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195308440
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Dec 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hinshaw, Stephen P.
By Cicchetti, Dante
By Toth, Sheree L.
Category Disability: Social Aspects
Social Work
Mental Health Services
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 616.89
Weight 650g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mental illness - Social aspects, Mental Disorders - psychology, Stigma (Social psychology), Mental illness - Public opinion
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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