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Stigma Effect: Unintended Consequences of Mental Health Campaigns

by Patrick Corrigan Columbia University Press
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In The Stigma Effect, psychologist Patrick W. Corrigan examines the unintended consequences of mental health campaigns and proposes new policies in their place. He argues that effective strategies require leadership by those with lived experience, as their stories replace ideas of incompetence and dangerousness with ones of hope and empowerment.

1. Who Is the Person with Serious Mental Illness?
2. What Is the Stigma of Mental Illness?
3. Three Competing Agendas to Erase Stigma
4. It Is Much More Than Changing Words
5. Protest: Just Say No to Stigma
6. Beware the Educational Fix
7. Beating Stigma Person to Person
8. Lessons Learned for Future Advocacy

The book is useful for anyone teaching or practicing in the fields of counseling, social work, psychology, or medical education and public health. Recommended.
Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has authored or edited fifteen books, including On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical Strategies for Research and Social Change (American Psychological Association Press, 2005); Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness: Lessons for Advocates and Therapists (Wiley, 2011); and The Stigma of Disability and Disease: Empirical Models and Implications for Change (APA, 2014).