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Stereotyping in mental health

Stereotyping in mental health Stereotyping in mental health is a large and relevant topic. To stereotype is to prejudge someone as belonging to a certain type. A common and very real fear of many people seeking help is being prejudged or finding themselves stereotyped and having concerns about stigmatization. To be concerned about being put …

Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma What is stigma? Firstly, the word stigma comes from a Greek word ‘stigmata’ (Oveton & Medina, 2008, p. 143). Stigmata means, or refers to, ‘shame’ or one being flawed in character. SANE Australia states that stigma usually focuses on negative and ill-informed attitudes (2013, p. 1). Mental health stigma basically involves feelings, …