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

@article{Heary2017StigmaTM,
  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},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={2949-2959}
}
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… 
Conceptualizing Adolescent Mental Illness Stigma: Youth Stigma Development and Stigma Reduction Programs
The majority of mental illnesses develop during the teenage years, and such mental health conditions can significantly derail psychosocial development. However, many adolescents are reluctant to
The Wicked Problem of Stigma for Youth Living With Anxiety
TLDR
Youth living with anxiety faced stigma at three levels: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and structural, which led to compromised relationships with family and peers, low self-esteem and self-efficacy, reduced help-seeking, and discrimination in school, workplace and health care settings.
Children's concepts of childhood and adolescent depression
TLDR
Age trends in children's mental health concepts are evident, in accordance with previous studies, and children from the age of 8-9 years demonstrate detailed concepts of depression, however, mental health educational interventions are needed to target specific gaps and misconceptions inChildren's understanding.
Culture, the Stigma of Mental Illness, and Young People.
TLDR
It is highlighted that it is impossible for nurses to be cognizant of all belief systems related to mental illness, and cultural safety is an approach that can facilitate engagement with the nuances of a young person's culture and provide the foundations of appropriate care.
Clinics at Psychosocial Care Center for Children and Adolescents: diagnoses on adolescence is written in pencil
This article aims to analyze the practice of the clinic with adolescents in psychosocial care, in Psychosocial Care Center for Children and Adolescents. The Fourth Generation Evaluation was used as a
Overthinkers, attention-seekers and wallflowers: peer perceptions of clinical anxiety disorders in adolescence
TLDR
Peer perceptions and stereotypes towards adolescents with clinical anxiety disorders are investigated to suggest that previously established mental illness stereotypes may not be relevant to those with anxiety disorders, and that stigma interventions should be tailored to disorder and age group.
Associated factors of stigma toward people with mental illness among university and school students.
TLDR
Male students, those with highly educated mothers, have high monthly income, higher mental health knowledge, employed fathers, and received focused education on mental illness showed fewer stigmatizing attitudes.
Social Anxiety Disorder: Associations with Peer-Liking, Discrimination, and Prejudicial Feelings in Early Adolescent Girls
Social anxiety can have an adverse effect on social connections, educational achievement, and wellbeing. However, the extent to which students stigmatize their peers with social anxiety disorder
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 75 REFERENCES
Explicit and implicit stigma towards peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence.
TLDR
The findings demonstrate that adolescent males demonstrated significantly stronger negative implicit evaluations of depression compared with younger males and adolescent females, and the importance of using both explicit and implicit measures of stigma.
Communications to children about mental illness and their role in stigma development: an integrative review
TLDR
Overcoming stigma will require efforts targeting young children, explicitly tackling mental illness, and spanning multiple social spheres: further research is warranted.
Factors that Influence Mental Health Stigma Among 8th Grade Adolescents
TLDR
The research provides critical information on the factors that contribute to the development of stigma and emphasizes the need to address stigma in youth mental health education, programs, and treatment plans.
Factors associated with acceptance of peers with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence.
TLDR
The findings of the study suggest that the relationships between socio-demographic and attributional variables and acceptance of peers with mental health problems depend on the type of mental health problem under consideration.
The stigma of childhood mental disorders: a conceptual framework.
Objective To describe the state of the literature on stigma associated with children's mental disorders and highlight gaps in empirical work. Method We reviewed child mental illness stigma articles
Addressing mental health stigma among young adolescents: evaluation of a youth-led approach.
TLDR
This program evaluation looks at a youth-led mental health awareness promotion campaign, in which high school students led educational workshops for at-risk middle school students in an after-school program, to suggest that salutary results can be realized as a result of very brief intervention with youths around the topic ofmental health awareness.
Retrospective accounts of self-stigma experienced by young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression.
TLDR
The findings demonstrated that some young people were prepared to challenge the stigma they experienced and suggested that the passing of time and changes in young people's social networks and/or degrees of recovery were associated with changes in their experiences of self-stigma.
Parents' communication to primary school-aged children about mental health and ill-health: a grounded theory study
TLDR
This study was the first to explore parents’ communications to their 7-11 year old children about mental health and mental illness, and proposes a preliminary theoretical model that may offer insight into the development of stigma in childhood and the intergenerational transmission of stigmatized attitudes.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...