Advances in mental health stigma reduction
Stigma – which involves labeling, stereotyping, and discriminating – is a major barrier to mental health help-seeking, psychiatric service engagement, and full inclusion in society. Unfortunately, mental health stigma remains prevalent worldwide. In this webinar, we will discuss the multidimensionality of stigma (e.g., stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, social distancing, knowledge, etc.), along with the most recent research on mental health stigma prevalence and mental health stigma reduction programs. Throughout this 90-minute presentation, there will be a focus on intersectional stigma considerations and community-based research (participatory) approaches, as well as ways audience members can become involved in stigma reduction efforts.