Stigma and Labels

The following research may be available as published articles.  Some links lead to  Abstracts with the option to purchase the complete study. However, you may be able to access them as PDFs at no charge on by simply inserting the title listed.  Other journal articles may be accessed with the title, as well as the journal and publication date (provided alongside the Abstract) through your local public library, and/or through a college or university library with which you are associated as a student, alumni, or staff member.


A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will Huffington Post

Stigma Still Major Barrier to Mental Health Care – Psych Central

Public Stigma and Self-Stigma: Differential Association with Attitudes Toward Formal and Informal Help Seeking Psychiatric Services – A Journal of the American Psychiatric Association

Symptoms, stigma, or secondary social disruption: Three mechanisms of network dynamics in severe mental illnessJournal of Social and Personal Relationships

Online support groups for mental health: A space for challenging self-stigma or a means of social avoidance? Computers in Human Behavior


Mortality, ADHD, and Psychosocial Adversity in Adults With Childhood ADHD: A Prospective StudyPEDIATRICS – peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Social interaction in online support groups: Preference for online social interaction over offline social interactionComputers in Human Behavior


Where Is the Evidence Supporting Public Service Announcements to Eliminate Mental Illness Stigma? Psychiatric Services


The Labeling Paradox: Stigma, the Sick Role, and Social Networks in Mental IllnessJournal of Health and Social Behavior


DBSA Consumer and Family Survey Center – Survey – Attitudes Toward Mental Illness Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)


His and Hers: Study Examines the Role of Gender in the Stigma of Mental-Illness – The Association for Psychological Science


Mental Illness and Employment DiscriminationCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry


Mental illness stigma: Concepts, consequences, and initiatives to reduce stigmaEuropean Psychiatry


The Paradox of Self-Stigma and Mental Illness – Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice


How Using the DSM Causes Damage: A Client’s ReportJournal of Humanistic Psychology

Be Counted!  Illuminate Mental Diversity at Work.
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