The effectiveness of an anti-stigma intervention in a basic police officer training programme: a controlled study

@inproceedings{Hansson2014TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of an anti-stigma intervention in a basic police officer training programme: a controlled study},
  author={Lars Hansson and Urban Markstr{\"o}m},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Stigma and discrimination are still prominent features of the life situation of persons with mental illness, adding to the burden of the illness, causing a lowered self-esteem, quality of life and affecting possibilities of adequate housing and work. It is also a major barrier to help seeking. The deinstitutionalization of mental health services has led to a significant increase in contacts between the police and persons with mental illness. It has been argued that police officers… CONTINUE READING
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