Attitudes towards mental illness in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey

  title={Attitudes towards mental illness in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey},
  author={Jim Crabb and Robert C. Stewart and Demoubly Kokota and Neil Masson and Sylvester Chabunya and Rajeev Krishnadas},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness are strongly linked to suffering, disability and poverty. In order to protect the rights of those with mental disorders and to sensitively develop services, it is vital to gain a more accurate understanding of the frequency and nature of stigma against people with mental illness. Little research about this issue has been conducted in Sub- Saharan Africa. Our study aimed to describe levels of stigma in Malawi. METHODS A cross… CONTINUE READING
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