author={Faye Gary},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  pages={979 - 999}
  • F. Gary
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
This paper explicates the stigma of mental illness as it is experienced by four ethnic minority groups in the United States. Concerns about prejudice and discrimination among individuals who suffer burdens related to mental illness are delineated. It is proposed that ethnic minority groups, who already confront prejudice and discrimination because of their group affiliation, suffer double stigma when faced with the burdens of mental illness. The potency of the stigma of mental illness is one… 
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