Mental illness stigma, help seeking, and public health programs.

  title={Mental illness stigma, help seeking, and public health programs.},
  author={Claire Henderson and Sara E. Evans-Lacko and Graham Thornicroft},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={103 5},
Globally, more than 70% of people with mental illness receive no treatment from health care staff. Evidence suggests that factors increasing the likelihood of treatment avoidance or delay before presenting for care include (1) lack of knowledge to identify features of mental illnesses, (2) ignorance about how to access treatment, (3) prejudice against people who have mental illness, and (4) expectation of discrimination against people diagnosed with mental illness. In this article, we reviewed… CONTINUE READING
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