Spring 2000: Let’s Shed Some Light on Mental Health Issues – And Get Rid of Stigma
IN THIS ISSUE: Internalized Stigma: One Person’s Battle – Creating Accepting Communities – The Role the Media Plays.
In This Issue
Editorial: Unmasking Mental Illness
Stigma: The Dark Shadow of Oppression
What is the effect of stigma on the lives of those who live in its shadow?
Internalized Stigma: One Person’s Battle<
How society’s picture of you affects your own belief about yourself and your abilities.
Creating Accepting Communities
Mental health service users speak out on their experiences of exclusion in the community.
Changing Attitudes Through Education
Replacing the myth with reality, education plays a key role.
Welcome to Hollywood
An examination of how the images of mental illness presented to us through the media affect our attitudes and behaviour.