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

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Millions of people and their families are affected by mental illness; it causes untold pain and severely impairs their ability to function in the world. In recent years, we have begun to understand and develop a range of effective treatments for mental illness. Even with this shift from moralistic views to those emphasizing the biological and genetic origins of mental illn ...more
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 4th 2006)
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Oct 03, 2011 Erin rated it really liked it
I think this book presents some very important information regarding the notion of shame or stigma associated with mental illness. Whether you work in the profession, or have a friend or family member diagnosed with a mental illness or are yourself diagnosed, I think this is a must-read.

It first talks about what it is about mental illness that makes it a stigma. Why for instance are people likely to feel less compassion for someone with bipolar disorder than for someone with diabetes despite th
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Jan 28, 2016 Anna Miller rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very factual and presented very useful information on the mental illness stigma. I appreciated that they looked at the stigma from a historical point of view and why/how it's become what it is today. I also thought the "agenda for change section" was very useful and had great tips on how to change the community to be anti-stigma. I also likes that it included personal stories and accounts.
Dec 19, 2010 Joanna rated it really liked it
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I used this as research for a presentation I gave on mental illness. Specifically, I had to research stigma and mental illness and this book was great. I did not read the book in its entirety but I was able to find the information I needed within the chapters outlined for overcoming stigma.
Feb 21, 2012 Chrissie rated it really liked it
Good book - I would have liked to see more about stigma and mental health professionals and/or mental health consumers. I wasn't as interested in American legislation
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