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    Journal of social work values…
    2011

Mental Health Stigma: Society, Individuals, and the Profession.

@article{Ahmedani2011MentalHS,
  title={Mental Health Stigma: Society, Individuals, and the Profession.},
  author={Brian K. Ahmedani},
  journal={Journal of social work values and ethics},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          41-416
        }
}
Mental health stigma operates in society, is internalized by individuals, and is attributed by health professionals. This ethics-laden issue acts as a barrier to individuals who may seek or engage in treatment services. The dimensions, theory, and epistemology of mental health stigma have several implications for the social work profession. 

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