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A Just World? Mental Health Stigma and Contemporary Culture
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National Institutes of Mental Health, NIH 2008
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Descriptive Epidemiology of Mental Illness      - Mental Illness (including depression) accounts for  over 15 % of the burden of disease in established market economies, such as the United States. ( More than all cancers)      - 26.2  %  of Americans (57.7 million) suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders. - Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and
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Stigma: An overview A mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation. A mental or physical mark that is characteristic of a defect or disease. Whether it is Norman Bates in Psycho , Jack Torrance in The Shining , or Kathy Bates' portrayal of Annie Wilkes in Misery , scriptwriters invariably tell us that the mentally ill are dangerous threats who must be contained, if not destroyed. It makes for thrilling
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Foundations of Stigma: Personal Responsibility (PR) Weiner (1995)- model of PR Attributing PR for a negative event (e.g. “that  person causes his own crazy behavior.”) Leads to anger (“I’m sick and tired of that  kind of irresponsibility!”) AND punishing behavior like segregation  (“I’d lock him up in an asylum.”) AND coercion (“I would force him to take  medications.”) Attributing no blame for an event (
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course HPS 3300 taught by Professor Porter during the Fall '11 term at Kennesaw.

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