Stigma and disclosing one’s mental illness to family and friends

@article{Rsch2014StigmaAD,
  title={Stigma and disclosing one’s mental illness to family and friends},
  author={Nicolas R{\"u}sch and Elaine Brohan and Jheanell Gabbidon and Graham Thornicroft and Sarah Clement},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={49},
  pages={1157-1160}
}
People with mental illness face the dilemma whether or not to disclose their condition. We examined stigma variables and their relationship with comfort disclosing. Comfort with disclosure, well-being, symptoms and aspects of experiencing and reacting to stigma were assessed among 202 individuals with mental illness. Controlling for symptoms, greater comfort disclosing one’s mental illness was associated with lower anticipated discrimination and lower stigma stress; more comfort disclosing was… CONTINUE READING
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