Stigma towards Mental Health Problems during Childhood and Adolescence: Theory, Research and Intervention Approaches

  title={Stigma towards Mental Health Problems during Childhood and Adolescence: Theory, Research and Intervention Approaches},
  author={Caroline Heary and Eilis Hennessy and Lorraine Swords and Patrick W. Corrigan},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
Many children and teenagers living with mental health problems experience stigma from within their peer group, yet this remains an under-researched topic in developmental science and the broader mental health literature. This paper highlights the limitations of adopting measures, concepts and theories that have exclusively emanated from the adult mental health literature. We argue that the social context of children and adolescents is critical in understanding the development and maintenance of… 
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