The stigma, or shame, associated with mental illness often keeps people from seeking help for their mental health and/or substance use concerns. This stigma is sometimes the result of shame about having a mental health concern or of other people’s negative perceptions of those who seek mental health services. The Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health designed and tested an intervention to reduce stigmatizing attitudes and behaviours among primary health care providers. To develop this intervention, the OTGH teamed up with community health centres that serve vulnerable populations in the Greater Toronto Area.
To learn more about the program they developed, you can read EENet’s latest Evidence in Action on the EENet website. Evidence in Action profiles knowledge generation, exchange, and implementation activities across Ontario.