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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: A Report from a Global Association by Hugh Schulze,Norman Sartorius
ISBN: 0521549434
ISBN13: 978-0521549431
Author: Hugh Schulze,Norman Sartorius
Book title: Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: A Report from a Global Association
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Pages: 264 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 11, 2005)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1161 kb
Size ePub version: 1567 kb
Size fb2 version: 1792 kb
Category: Medicine

The stigma attached to mental illness is the main obstacle to better mental health care and a better quality of life for patients, their families and the community as a whole. In 1996, the WPA began an international programme to fight the stigma and discrimination because of schizophrenia. The 'Open the Doors' program 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.

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