Change Starts with us: Stigmatizing Attitudes Towards Mental Illnesses and the Use of Stigmatizing Language Among Mental Health Professionals


Ozer Ü. , Varlik C., Ceri V., Ince B., Delice M. A.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.30, ss.224-232, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5350/dajpn2017300306
  • Dergi Adı: DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.224-232

Özet

Objective: Individuals with mental illnesses have been reported to face prejudices and stigmatization by the society. It has been suggested that language and expressions have a place in stigmatization and emphasized that mental health professionals have a great responsibility to fight against stigmatization. In this study, it was aimed to investigate the use of labeling and stigmatizing language for mental illnesses among mental health professionals as well as their beliefs regarding mental illnesses.