How adolescents perceive the stigma of mental illness and alcohol abuse.

  title={How adolescents perceive the stigma of mental illness and alcohol abuse.},
  author={Patrick William Corrigan and Barbara Demming Lurie and Howard H. Goldman and Natalie Slopen and Krishna Medasani and Sean M Phelan},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={56 5},
OBJECTIVES Research among adults has yielded three sets of conclusions about the stigma of mental illness. First, people with mental illness are stigmatized more severely than those with physical health conditions; those who abuse alcohol are viewed more harshly than those with mental illness. Second, stereotypes of mental illness related to responsibility and dangerousness lead to negative emotional reactions and discriminatory behaviors. Third, familiarity with people with mental illness… CONTINUE READING


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