Community Attitudes Towards the Mentally Ill: The Results of a National Survey of the Taiwanese Population

  title={Community Attitudes Towards the Mentally Ill: The Results of a National Survey of the Taiwanese Population},
  author={Li-Yu Song and Ly-yun Chang and Chaiw-Yi Shih and Chih-Yuan Lin and Ming-Jeng Yang},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={162 - 176}
Background: In Taiwan, to strengthen the psychiatric rehabilitation system has been one of the primary goals of the Department of Health since 1985. Unfortunately, this endeavor has not been successful and it is believed that one of the barriers is social stigma towards the mentally ill. However, to date no national survey has been conducted for Chinese population on the focal topic using a random sample. Aims: In this study we explored the attitudes of the general population towards the… 

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